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:
CDPC Director & Chief Investigator - Professor Sue Kurrle