Our work related to dementia

A list of our initiatives, programs, campaigns, reforms or reviews related to dementia.

Our related work

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 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

Dementia-Friendly Communities is an Australian Government-funded program to build understanding, awareness and acceptance of dementia in the community.

National Dementia Action Plan

This action plan will establish practical actions to improve the experiences of people living with dementia and their carers. The plan will apply to government, health and aged care providers, people living with dementia, their carers and families, the broader community and researchers.

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.

The Advance Project

The Advance Project supports advance care planning and palliative care for people living with dementia, through free training and resources for the aged and primary care workforce.
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