Report on Veterans with Dementia and PTSD

Report on veterans with dementia Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), from a survey of residential aged care management and staff, by Dr Catherine Travers, Qld DTSC, 2014.

Issues relating to dementia and veterans with a history of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have been identified as an area requiring investigation. Existing evidence is unclear and the magnitude of the issues is unknown. A scoping study undertaken by QLD DTSC sought to determine whether veterans with a history of PTSD display symptoms of dementia differently to those without PTSD, and to identify care related issues and strategies.

Knowledge Translation in Dementia Care – Summary Report

The DTSC hosted a Round Table discussion on the topic “Knowledge Translation in Dementia Care” at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 March 2015.

For further information about this Round Table and follow-on events, please contact the NSW/ACT DTSC via phone 02 4224 4994, or email


Dementia and Homelessness Report

Issues relating to dementia in homeless populations has been identified by the Department of Social Services as a priority area.

Little is known about the issue or the dementia education needs of health professionals working in this sector.

To this end the Vic/Tas DTSC produced a literature review and partner organisation the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) conducted a focus group with a key service provider specialising in this area.

The literature review and a report on the findings of the dementia related issues facing health professionals working with homeless people and the identification of their dementia education needs are available for download.

The Zip file contains the Dementia and Homeless Report and Literature Review as pdf files (1,200 Kb)