Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre

The NHMRC Partnership Centre: Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People (Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre) aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by developing, communicating, and implementing research that improves care.
Our approach is guided by our commitment to working together, diversity, and translating rigorous research into practice.

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and there are currently 353, 800 Australians living with dementia. An estimated 1.2 million people are involved in the care of a person with dementia.

To achieve our aim we bring together consumers, industry partners, researchers and clinicians to develop relevant research questions and ensure findings are applicable to the current care environment for people with dementia.

Our diverse program of research includes:

Latest news and events

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Free Webinar: Technology and Telehealth Workshop

The CDPC would like to invite you to attend an online Technology and Telehealth Webcast with the aim to introduce participants to the world of technology and telehealth and to consider how the technologies and protocols might be applied to the care of people with dementia.

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The CDPC, Activity 13 and Guideline Adaptation Committee are excited to announce the first Australian guidelines on dementia were launched last week by the Minister for Health, The Hon Sussan Ley, MP at the Alzheimer’s Australia National Consumer Summit at Parliament House. Read more

Advance Planning

Advance care planning: how it is different for people with dementia A recent report released by the CDPC has made seven key findings to improve the uptake of advance care planning for individuals with dementia.

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Registrations Now Open: Grand Designs "Are We There yet" International Dementia Conference