Dementia has a huge impact on all aspects of life, not only for those diagnosed with the condition, but also for their caregivers and families. Despite a large number of Australians living with dementia, there has been little investigation into the support, information, health care and service needs of those affected by the condition and their caregivers. Information on the concerns and needs of those living with dementia and their caregivers is vital to improving services and outcomes for people affected by dementia. The Australian Community Of practice in Research in Dementia (ACcORD) program will conduct research aimed at improving the well-being and health outcomes for people with dementia and people who support and care for them. The ACcORD program is made up of a national group of researchers, consumers, policy and clinical experts, who will work together to undertake this research.
You can use this website to learn more about the research we are doing or get involved with our team as a researcher, consumer representative or participant in our research. You will also find some useful links for consumers to learn more about dementia and the services available for people with dementia and their caregivers, family members or friends.