National Dementia Support Program (NDSP)
The NDSP is an Australian Government initiative to fund information, education programs, services and resources.
About the program
Initiatives funded under the NDSP aim to:
- improve awareness and understanding about dementia
- empower people living with dementia, and their carers and families, to make informed decisions about the support services they access.
If you're looking for information about living with or caring for someone with dementia, visit Dementia Australia.
Why it is important
By 2030, up to 550,000 people are expected to be living with dementia.
The NDSP is an Australian Government-funded program that directly supports people living with dementia and their families and carers.
The NDSP aims to:
- help people living with dementia and their carers and families understand more about dementia
- connect people living with dementia, their families and carers with services that support them to self-manage and live well with dementia for as long as possible
- enable the health and aged care sectors to better respond to increased rates of dementia in the community.
Who we work with
Under the NDSP, Dementia Australia delivers:
- element 1: information and foundational supports
- element 2: awareness and stigma reduction
- element 3: outreach — targeted supports
- element 4: early intervention supports.
Dementia Australia, Lucky Health, and The Project Factory each have projects under element 5: innovation and technology.
The Department of Health funds the program through the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.
The NDSP is currently under way.
Resources produced under the program are on the Dementia Australia website.