Evaluation reports

An evaluation of the effectiveness of Dementia Care Essentials in improving the quality of residential and community aged care, May 2012

This report was commissioned by Dementia Australia Vic to examine the effectiveness of Dementia Care Essentials training delivered at Certificate III and IV levels to aged care residential and community care staff, in improving the quality of aged care provided to people living with dementia.

The evaluation had a dual focus on the effectiveness of the training delivered by Dementia Australia Vic and also the impact of organisational culture and change efforts on this effectiveness.

For more information download a copy of the DCE Evaluation report, Volume One

For more information download a copy of the DCE Evaluation report, Volume Two

Report of the Interim Evaluation of the Consumer Dementia Research Network Report 2012

The key focus of this report is the interim evaluation of the Consumer Dementia Research Network (CDRN), which has been operating since September 2010. The CDRN represents an innovative approach to consumer engagement within the fields of dementia research and knowledge translation. This formative evaluation report reviews the activities of the CDRN in its first year of operation and preliminary impacts for consumers, providers and to a lesser extent the broader health and aged care system. It also seeks to capture the key strategic issues facing the network in the future.

For more information download a copy of the CDRN Evaluation Report, January 2012

Evaluation of Dementia Australia Services to Improve Access for Special Needs Groups, Final report, November 2011

This evaluation reports on the achievements of 11 Service Access Liaison Officer projects implemented by Dementia Australia to improve access to dementia services for specific needs groups. The projects, which have been implemented in all states and territories, have focused on the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds (CALD); Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Intersex people (GLBTI); people with Younger Onset Dementia (YOD); and people in rural and remote locations (R & R). Relevant literature has been reviewed to identify issues for specific groups and work being undertaken to address these issues.

For more information download a copy of the SALO Evaluation Report, November 2011

Evaluation of the National Dementia Support Program (NDSP) Report February 2007

This draft report presents the findings of an evaluation of the National Dementia Support Program (NDSP). It also builds on the earlier evaluations of the Living with Memory Loss Program and the Carer Education and Workforce Training Program which found both programs to be effective. The NDSP is intended to provide an opportunity to consolidate previous initiatives and to build on their successes by developing some new services. The way in which the NDSP has been implemented, the models of operation and the management of the program elements within it vary across all States.

For more information download a copy of the NDSP Report, February 2007

Carer Education Workforce Training Project (CEWT) Report 2003

The Carer Education Workforce Training Project (CEWT) is a joint initiative of Alzheimer's Association Australia and the Carers Association of Australia. The four year program was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care in May 2001. In June 2001 Applied Aged Care Solutions (AACS), was selected to conduct the Evaluation of the CEWT programs. The major stated objectives for the project are to improve access to, and use of respite by carers of people with dementia.

For more information download a copy of the CEWT Evaluation Report, April 2003 

Dementia Education & Support Program Evaluation Report 2000

This report describes the results of two separate surveys on the Dementia Education and Support Program (DESP). The surveys were designed to obtain feedback on carer satisfaction with the telephone support program and obtain carer rated outcomes on the effectiveness of the counselling program, for those carers requiring intensive support. The DESP program is funded by the Department of Health and Aged Care and run in all states and territories by the Alzheimer's or Carers Associations.

For more information, download a copy of the DESP Evaluation Report, July 2000

Early Stage Dementia Support & Respite Project Final Report on the National Evaluation

This report by Michael Bird, Tanya Caldwell, Jerome Maller and Ailsa Korten evaluates the effectiveness of the Living with Memory Loss Program in each State & Territory of Australia.

For more information, download a copy of Early Stage Support & Respite Project, January 2005