Useful Links

Useful Links

Dementia Care Essentials

Dementia Care Essentials (DCE) is a Commonwealth Government initiative offering nationally recognised dementia care training to aged care workers throughout Australia. As a Commonwealth funded initiative, Dementia Care Essentials is FREE to eligible care workers in residential, respite or community care settings or the wider health sector.


Department of Human Services

Information and links to the full range of services provided by the Commonwealth Government of Australia.


University of Wollongong (UOW) Postgraduate Studies

The University of Wollongong offers a number of flexibly delivered and nationally relevant postgraduate dementia education resources designed by leading academics who are experts in dementia care.

UOW’s Dementia Specific Postgraduate Courses include;

    • Master of Science in Dementia Care
    • Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care


Australian Ageing Agenda (AAA) is an independent and authoritative bi-monthly publication for people who work in or around the aged care and retirement sectors in Australia. It provides a broad range of news, education and opinion with an emphasis on knowledge sharing and research translation.


Developing an enabling environment for a person living with dementia can make a significant difference to independence, quality of life and wellbeing.


A framework for health & social services staff working with people with dementia.

This document was produced for the Scottish Government by APS Group Scotland. It was published by the Scottish Government June 2011. The NES/SSSC Promoting Excellence framework details the knowledge and skills all health and social services staff should aspire to achieve in relation to the role they play in supporting people with a diagnosis of dementia, and their families, and carers.


New information resource for clients with MCI and early dementia now available

This new resource aims to provide individualised information about cognitive, psychosocial and practical management strategies for clients and families and to facilitate early intervention and support when the client remains capable of learning and benefiting from coping strategies.


Fitness to Drive – Ballarat Health Service seminar and resources

In March 2012, the Ballarat Health Service hosted a seminar Assessing Fitness to Drive for medical, nursing and allied health staff, as well as educators, managers and policy makers involved in the screening, assessment and management of patients’ fitness to drive.

Select the link Assessing Fitness to Drive – a seminar hosted by Ballarat Health Service and then click on the name of the topics in the PDF to view the videos.