Initiatives and programs
Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Fund
The DACS Fund helps the aged care sector to support senior Australians who are sick or living with medical conditions. Read about why the DACS Fund is important and what is funded under DACS.
Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS)
The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) helps staff and carers to support people living with dementia experiencing changes to their behaviour by providing assessment, clinical support, care planning, mentoring, linking to current research and a 24-hour help line.
Dementia Carer Respite and Wellbeing Program
The Dementia Carer Respite and Wellbeing Program will deliver joint models of respite care for carers and people living with dementia.
Dementia Training Program
The Dementia Training Program offers a national approach to accredited education, upskilling, and professional development in dementia care.
Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission
The Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission is investing $185 million. It supports older Australians to maintain their health and quality of life as they age, live independently for longer, and access quality care when they need it.
Dementia-Friendly Communities is an Australian Government-funded program to build understanding, awareness and acceptance of dementia in the community.
National Dementia Action Plan consultation
Learn how the voices of people affected by dementia, including their loved ones, will be reflected in Australia’s priorities for action on dementia over the next 10 years.
National Dementia Support Program (NDSP)
The NDSP is an Australian Government initiative to fund information, education programs, services and resources.
Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT)
Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT) provide specialist clinical support and advice to organisations and aged care staff caring for people living with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Specialist Dementia Care Program (SDCP)
The SDCP funds specialist dementia care units in residential aged care homes. The units provide specialised care to people with very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. They aim to reduce or stabilise symptoms so that people can transition into less intensive care settings.