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Dementia Australia policy position statements

Dementia Australia’s Policy Position Statements address a diverse range of issues that directly impact people living with dementia, their families and carers. The statements are responsive to issues identified by Dementia Advocates, are topical and informed by research that is current at the time of writing. The Policy team develop the statements in close consultation with Dementia Advocates and Dementia Australia subject matter experts and provide recommendations for positive change. You can find all our existing statements below.

If you would like to provide feedback on any of our statements, please contact our Policy team:

Joint Position Statement of the Concussion and CTE Coalition( 300 kB)

Policy Position Statements - February 2024

Dental and Health Services Policy Statement( 118 kB)

Policy Position Statements - September 2023

Palliative Care and Dementia Policy Statement( 145 kB)

Policy Position Statements - July 2023

Dementia and access to Voluntary Assisted Dying( 127 kB)

Policy Position Statements - April 2023

Video surveillance in residential aged care( 122 kB)

Policy Position Statements - December 2022

Residential care options for people with younger onset dementia( 137 kB)

Policy Position Statements - November 2022

Supported decision making( 97 kB)

Policy Position Statements - September 2022

Person-centred models in dementia care( 80 kB)

Policy Position Statements - July 2022

Physiotherapy and dementia( 1.1 MB)

Dementia Australia and Australian Physiotherapy Association joint position statement

Dementia education and the residential aged care workforce( 131 kB)

Dementia Australia policy position statement - May 2022

Access to Allied Health services for people living with dementia( 119 kB)

Dementia Australia policy position statement

Use of chemical restraint (restrictive practices) in residential aged care( 74 kB)

Dementia Australia policy position statement: October 2021

Leadership and culture change in aged care( 286 kB)

Dementia Australia policy position statement

Access to supports for regional, rural and remote communities( 156 kB) 

Dementia Australia policy position statement

Carers of people living with dementia and discrimination( 61 kB)

Joint position statement between Dementia Australia and Carers Australia

Medication Use By People Living With Dementia( 720 kB)

Hospital Care for People living with Dementia( 584 kB)

Inclusion and Isolation: The Contrasting Community Attitudes to Dementia, September 2018( 695 kB)

2017 IPSOS report( 1.1 MB)

Awareness and understanding of dementia in Australia

Dementia and the impact of stigma( 124 kB)

The economic cost of dementia in Australia 2016-2056( 1.2 MB)

Superannuation and dementia( 262 kB)

People with dementia and their families often ask whether they have a right to access their superannuation early to assist with their financial situation, given that they have a terminal illness.

Engage, enable, empower( 15.2 MB)

Living a healthy lifestyle with dementia or mild cognitive impairment


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Last updated
8 February 2024