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


Interprofessional Education toolkit to be developed for residential aged care A report evaluating outcomes for interprofessional aged care programs in residential aged care has been released by researchers at Brightwater Care Group. The aim of the project was to evaluate the benefits of IPE programs in residential aged care. As a result of the evaluations findings an interprofessional education resource toolkit, specifically for residential aged care, will be developed.

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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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