What is the NDSP?

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 is the NDSP 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.

What are the goals of the NDSP?

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 works with us on the NDSP?

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.

Related information

Resources produced under the program are on the Dementia Australia website.


Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia is the national peak body for people of all ages living with all forms of dementia, and their families and carers.

View contact

National Dementia Helpline

The National Dementia Helpline is a free confidential phone and email information and support service. It operates from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

View contact

Last updated: 
5 February 2020