The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC) were established in 2006 under the Government’s Dementia Initiative, funded by the Department of Health and Ageing after a competitive tender process. The three centres ('hubs') based at UNSW, ANU and QUT had many collaborative partners around Australia. In 2011, administration of the DCRCs was transferred to the NHMRC and in 2016 responsibility shifted to the newly established NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR).
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Dementia Daily keeps you up to date with research and news, and helps you find support. We're here to help you access resources and information you need to deal with dementia.
This website challenges you to: understand what it is like to live with dementia and,
take action to create local dementia-friendly communities.
Dementia-Friendly Communities is an Australian Government funded program administered by Dementia Australia.
The program aims to build understanding, awareness and acceptance of dementia in the community.
The goals of the program are to:
The Dementia-Friendly Home app provides carers with ideas to make their home more accessible for people living with dementia.
With 70% of people with dementia living in the community, the app enables the home to be made more dementia-friendly. This can allow the person to stay in their own home, enjoy their regular lifestyle activities and remain engaged with their community for longer.
Dementia in My Family offers valuable resources and information for children and adults who either know someone living with dementia or have dementia in the family.
The purpose of this paper is to promote the consistent use of appropriate, inclusive and non stigmatising language when talking or writing about dementia and people living with dementia.
What is appropriate language for talking about dementia and why do we need it?
Read, download or listen to the full language guidelines PDF file here. Or read the summary below.
The Dementia Resources blog is produced by the Victorian library of Dementia Australia . Blog is updated every 3- 4 weeks, is topic based and covers a range of resources.
Recent topics have included Dementia and fiction, Frontotemporal dementia, Dementia and spirituality and Montessori activities and dementia.
You are welcome to browse the library catalogue and acquaint yourself with it’s resources. If you would like to borrow anything, we can provide information about becoming a member.
The Department of Health is a department of the Government of Australia charged with overseeing the running of Australia's health system, including supporting universal and affordable access to medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, as well as helping people to stay healthy through health promotion, participation and exercise and other disease prevention activities.
Detect Early website provides a wide range of resources and tools to help detect and manage dementia at the early stages.
For GPs, there’s the GPCOG, a screening tool specially designed for use in general practice, as well as educational resources targeted at community healthcare.
Down Syndrome Australia was established in 2011 as the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia.
The purpose is to influence social and policy change, provide a national profile and voice for people living with Down syndrome, and to build resources and knowledge capacity of the state and territory Down syndrome associations. Down Syndrome Australia works collaboratively with the state and territory Down syndrome associations to achieve our mission.