Partnership Centre: Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People

On 9 April 2013 the first Partnership Centre was launched on the theme of ‘Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People’.

The Centre is jointly governed and supported to the value of $25 million over five years by NHMRC and its partners: HammondCare (NSW), Helping Hand Aged Care (SA), Brightwater Care Group (WA) and Alzheimer’s Australia.

This Partnership Centre’s Chief Investigator, Professor Susan Kurrle  of the University of Sydney, leads an Investigator Team to undertake research and knowledge translation to improve the quality of care for older people with cognitive decline and their carers, including in areas such as improving aged care service planning, reducing stigma around cognitive decline, improving the size and quality of the aged care workforce, promoting responsible medication management and implementing proven models of care.