Veterans’ MATES

The Department of Veterans' Affairs has developed the Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans' MATES) project with the aim of improving the use of medicines and related health services in the veteran community.

Many people living with dementia have changes in their behaviour at one time or another. Changes in the brain, changes in the person’s environment, or the person feeling unwell can trigger these behaviours. Many of these behaviours can be helped with the use of non-medicine options combined with good support from family, carers and the healthcare team.