Papers and other publications

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: policyteam@dementia.org.au.
 

Person-centred models in dementia care

Policy Position Statements - July 2022


Physiotherapy and dementia

Dementia Australia and Australian Physiotherapy Association joint position statement


Dementia education and the residential aged care workforce

Dementia Australia policy position statement - May 2022


Access to Allied Health services for people living with dementia

Dementia Australia policy position statement


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

Dementia Australia policy position statement: October 2021


Accommodation for people with younger onset dementia

Dementia Australia policy position statement


Leadership and culture change in aged care

Dementia Australia policy position statement


Access to supports for regional, rural and remote communities 

Dementia Australia policy position statement


Use of cameras in residential aged care

Dementia Australia policy position statement


Wait times for home care packages

Dementia Australia policy position statement


Carers of people living with dementia and discrimination

Joint position statement between Dementia Australia and Carers Australia.


Medication Use By People Living With Dementia


Hospital Care for People living with Dementia


2017 IPSOS report

Awareness and understanding of dementia in Australia.


Dementia and the impact of stigma


The economic cost of dementia in Australia 2016-2056


Legal rights

A practical guide to help people diagnosed with dementia, and their families and carers, better understand the legal issues they may be faced with.


Superannuation and dementia

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.


Dementia-friendly communities

Dementia Australia is proud to release the dementia-friendly communities white paper, addressing the need for Australia to create and sustain communities which can include people with dementia.


Engage, enable, empower

Living a healthy lifestyle with dementia or mild cognitive impairment


Quality dementia care

Resources which may assist when caring for people with dementia.


Access Economics Reports

A number of documents which produce estimates of the current and future impact of dementia in various populations within Australia and the surrounding regions.


Evaluation Reports  

Evaluation reports on topics including CEWT, DESP AND LWML.


Future Directions

Future Directions consultancy report by Michael Bird and Ruth Parslow (2001).


Down Syndrome and Dementia

Down Syndrome and Dementia: A Guide for Families by Down Syndrome Australia