The DCRC has a strong commitment to dementia education - developing and trialing resources, and participating in programs to train the dementia care workforce. Many intervention studies involve an education or skills training component.


Here is a list of key DCRC projects that are currently active - to view a full list, including historical and completed projects, please use the search project at top left of this page)

PROJECT NAME
(listed alphabetically)

TEAM LEAD

CONTACT DCRC

An eLearning resource highlighting additional considerations for those managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

UNSW

Best practice principles and guidelines for culturally-aware and culturally-sensitive policies, procedures, education and practices in residential dementia care in an increasingly multicultural work environment

Dr Pamela Nichols
A/Prof Barbara Horner

QUT

Building delirium care for people with dementia into the emergency department (ED): Systematic development of the Delirium Action Response in ED (DARe-ED) intervention

Prof Elizabeth Beattie

QUT

Can a tailored exercise intervention reduce falls risk in older people with dementia?

Professor Jacqueline Close
Prof Henry Brodaty
Professor Susan Kurrle

UNSW

Can an online learning program improve clinical dementia skills and knowledge? Evaluation of the DementiaCare resource and training network program.

A/Prof Belinda Goodenough
Ms Ruby Tsang
Ms Anne Moehead
Kathy De Souza
Mr Ian Johnston
Mr Michael Moriarty
Ms Jacqui Riding
Jai Lamerton

UNSW

Carer coaching program for families living with dementia

Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Professor Yun-Hee Jeon
Prof Jane Stein-Parbury
Ms Matilda Freeman
Ms Vicky Weeden

UNSW

Carers and Partnering with GPs

A/Prof Christopher Poulos
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Prof Dimity Pond
Ms Meredith Gresham

QUT

Competencies in dementia care across care settings and levels of nursing practice

A/Prof Victoria Traynor
Prof Lynn Chenoweth

UNSW

Computer-assisted clinical guidelines for the management of aggression in dementia

Dr Victor Vickland
Prof Brian Draper
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Prof Daniel O'Connor
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Dementia Services Framework Evaluation Project

A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Dr Tiffany Jessop
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Dementia, financial abuse and banking: a pilot knowledge translation study for community banking and financial staff

A/Prof Carmelle Peisah
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Developing a sustainable research capacity building program for community based dementia services: SPEAKE

Dr Megan Heffernan
Dr Tiffany Jessop
A/Prof Belinda Goodenough
Ms Ruby Tsang

UNSW

Development and evaluation of an online program for carers of people with later stage dementia

A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Dr Jenny Fletcher

UNSW

Development of pathways to care and education for Aboriginal people living with dementia

Kate Smith
Prof Leon Flicker

UNSW

Education program for care planning in RACF (2012 DCRC:CC Masters by Research Scholarship)

Ms Caroline Walters

QUT

Empowering and improving the health of dementia carers through enhanced Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Support Group Leader skills

Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Professor Yun-Hee Jeon
A/Prof Victoria Traynor

UNSW

Environmental design for people with dementia: charting the gap between theory and practice in the design of new residential facilities

Prof Richard Fleming

UNSW

Evaluation of an electronic application developed to support BPSD management in clinical practice

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

UNSW

Examining the utility of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) as a vehicle for improving staff skills and knowledge in care planning and management of behavioural and psychological symptons of dementia

Professor Yun-Hee Jeon
Prof Lynn Chenoweth
A/Prof Lee-Fay Low
Prof Daniel O'Connor

UNSW

Examining use of advance care directives by registered nurses for individuals with dementia living in residential accommodation

A/Prof Victoria Traynor

Other

Exercising the brain - guidelines

Ben Rattray
Dr Kate Pumpa
Dr Allison Bielak
Ms Disa Smee
Dr Nicolas Cherbuin
Prof Kaarin Anstey

ANU

Genetics of the integrity of the white matter in older adults (post-graduate student project)

Sri Chandana Kanchibhotla
Dr Karen Mather
Prof Perminder Sachdev

UNSW

Going to stay at home project - DCRC component

Prof Henry Brodaty
Dr Megan Heffernan

UNSW

Good Dementia Care in General Practice

Prof Henry Brodaty
Dr Michael Connors
Prof Dimity Pond
Dr Allan Shell
A/Prof Belinda Goodenough

UNSW

GP Working Group Project

Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Guide on sexuality in RACFs

Dr. Michael Bauer
Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Dr Laura Tarzia
Prof Rhonda Nay
Prof Elizabeth Beattie

QUT

Halting Antipsychotic use in Long Term care (HALT) Project

Prof Henry Brodaty
Dr Allan Shell
Dr Tiffany Jessop
Ms Fleur Harrison

Ms Monica Cations
Mrs Linda Nattrass
Prof Lynn Chenoweth

UNSW

HIP-D Facilitator and Participant Workbook

Prof Gill Lewin
A/Prof Barbara Horner
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Ms Sarah White

QUT

I2I-A: Innovation to Implementation - Australia: Development and Trial of a Knowledge Translation Planning Tool

A/Prof Belinda Goodenough
Dr Michael Young
Mrs Tracy Higgins

UNSW

Impacting the quality of care of people with dementia in the acute hospital setting: An educational intervention

Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Mr Glenn Rees
Dr Ellen Skladzien

QUT

Implementation and dissemination of the evidence-based management principles of the BPSD Guide

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha
Ms Sharon Wall
Ms Fiona White

UNSW

Improving support for caregivers of people with dementia from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds by strengthening community care services: a randomised controlled trial

Associate Professor Lily Dongxia Xiao
Prof Brian Draper
Dr Anita De Bellis
Ms Helena Kyriazopoulos

UNSW

Knowledge Translation: Pain and dementia: an application to practice: an example

Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Prof Rhonda Nay
Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Ms Sharon Wall

QUT

Lavender essential oil as a treatment of behavioural symptoms in dementia

Eva van der Ploeg

UNSW

Lifespace and people with dementia - measuring and re-enabling continued community participation

Dr Jacki Liddle
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Fleur Harrison

UNSW

Listening to preferred music to reduce risky aspects of wandering: A pilot study

Ms Margaret MacAndrew
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Dr Elaine Fielding

QUT

Literature review of dementia services in rural and remote settings

Prof Leon Flicker

UNSW

Loneliness: The influence of activity and social engagement on loneliness and quality of life in people with dementia and their carers

Prof Wendy Moyle

QUT

Longitudinal outcomes of people with dementia

Prof Henry Brodaty
Dr Michael Connors
A/Prof Michael Woodward
Prof David Ames
Dr Karyn Boundy

UNSW

Longitudinal social and biomedical risk factors for incident dementia and cognitive decline in urban and regional Aboriginal Australians

Dr Kylie Radford
Prof Tony Broe
Prof Brian Draper
Dr Gail Garvey

 

Managing Substance Abuse in the Over 60s

Prof Brian Draper

UNSW

Manuals for Younger Onset Dementia

Dr Adrienne Withall

UNSW

Measuring tau rate of change and propagation: implications for diagnosis, prognosis and therapy trials in AD.

Prof Christopher Rowe
A/Prof Victor Villemagne
Prof Colin Masters

ANU

Medication and dementia

Prof Dimity Pond

UNSW

Medication management and dementia in the acute care sector and during care transitions

Prof Gabrielle Cooper
Dr Diane Gibson
Professor Susan Kurrle

UNSW

Older people who receive enteral nutrition via gastrostomy tubes: a population-based study of incidence, indications and outcomes

A/Prof Barbara Horner
J. Calver
M. Burmas
Prof Leon Flicker

QUT

Online dementia risk reduction interventions

Dr Maree Farrow
Mr Jack Sach
Ms Suha Ali
Prof Kaarin Anstey
A/Prof Michael Woodward

ANU

Opti-Med: A randomised controlled trial of deprescribing to optimise health outcomes for frail older people

Prof Chris Etherton-Beer
Dr Kathleen Potter

UNSW

Oral liquid nutritional supplements for people with dementia in residential aged care facilities: A systematic review

Dr Judy McCrow
Ms Sonia Hines

QUT

PROGRAM: The BPSD Guide - Resource Development, Dissemination and Evaluation

BPSD Team 
Prof Henry Brodaty
Ms Kim Burns
Dr Ranmalie Jayasinha

UNSW

Quality care for people with dementia in the community: Testing the efficacy of a communication skills training program for professional community based home care workers

Dr Erin Conway
Prof Helen Chenery

QUT

Quality of life and care in RACFs (Dementia QoL-Care)

Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Prof Wendy Moyle
Prof Rhonda Nay
Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
A/Prof Barbara Horner
Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Prof Andrew Robinson
Dr Maria O'Reilly
Dr Elaine Fielding
Ms Meredith Gresham

QUT

Recruitment and retention of nurses in dementia and aged care

Prof Lynn Chenoweth
Professor Yun-Hee Jeon
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Responding to sexuality in residential aged care: The development of an assessment tool for people with dementia

Dr. Michael Bauer
Prof Rhonda Nay
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh

QUT

Sexualities and Dementia: Improve Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Aged Care via interactive live webinars

Dr Cindy Jones
Prof Wendy Moyle
A/Prof Belinda Goodenough

 

Stress and health in spouses of people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease: The effects of a memory training intervention - 2010 AAR/DCRC-CC Joint PhD Research Scholarship

Ms Linda McAuliffe
Prof Rhonda Nay

QUT

Supporting better medicines use among people living with dementia using national consensus Support - MEDe Support

Ms Amy Page
Prof Chris Etherton-Beer
Dr Kathleen Potter

UNSW

The assessment and management of physical co-morbidities associated with dementia

Professor Susan Kurrle

UNSW

The Australian Experience and Management of Dementia-related Stigma

Dr Simon Colquhoun
A/Prof Barbara Horner
Prof Wendy Moyle
Prof Elizabeth Beattie

QUT

The impact of a wash-dry bidet compared to usual toileting care in a residential aged care facility

Ms Meredith Gresham
Prof Lindy Clemson

UNSW

The INSPIRED Study - Improving Service Provision in Early Onset Dementia

Prof Brian Draper
Dr Adrienne Withall
Professor Julian Trollor
Ms Monica Cations
Ms Fiona White

UNSW

The knowledge and attitudes of healthcare workers and other health facility staff in a large regional health district regarding the care of people with dementia

Professor Wendy Smyth
Prof Elizabeth Beattie
Prof Wendy Moyle

QUT

Timely Diagnosis of Dementia

Dr Allan Shell
Prof Henry Brodaty

UNSW

Working with nurses to improve oral health in residential aged care facilities

Dr Alan Deutsch
Dr Peter Foltyn
Jayne Braunsteiner
Professor Clive Wright
Prof Henry Brodaty
Vasi Naganathan

UNSW