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:

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NHMRC Partnership Centre Evaluation: Request for feedback

NHMRC are conducting a mid-term evaluation of their two initial Partnership Centres
* The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre
* the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
and of the Partnership model itself.

The evaluation is focussing on the outcomes and impacts of the Centres and how the new information from each Centre is impacting end-users, including patients, people with dementia, carers, professionals and workers in the health and aged care system, policy makers and the general Australian community. NHMRC is seeking feedback on the Centres and you may want to submit your views and comments about how the Centre has impacted you.

Please send feedback to through to March 10 2017.


FREE Webinar : Tuesday 28 March 2017 4pm-5pm
Embedding evidence in health: Practical strategies to mobilise knowledge in complex systems

You are invited to this free webinar, hosted by the Prevention Centre and CDPC, in which Canadian systems experts Professor Diane Finegood of Simon Fraser University and Bev Holmes of the Michael Smith Foundation will discuss practical strategies for improving the use of research in policy and practice Register here

Dementia Conf

Strengthening Dementia Strategy, Sydney May 30-31

The CDPC is a proud supporter of the Strengthening Dementia Strategy conference. You will hear from leading aged care providers and learn practical strategies to: Draw best practice from evidence based research and clinical guidelines; Transform organisational culture to support people with dementia; Embed person centred practices for dementia into an organisational strategy;Improve staff capacity for dementia specific care; Enable independent living for people with dementia;Mitigate risk while empowering choice for people living with dementia. More Information and Registration Here