Improving the lives of people with dementia by developing, communicating, and implementing research that improves care and quality of life


The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC) is a collaborative multidisciplinary research centre that provides quality research evidence in dementia care to clinicians, service providers and policy makers with the goal of improving practice and service delivery.

With dementia recognised as a National Health Priority Area, the CDPC has an extensive program of research targeted at improving the care of older people with dementia and their carers and providing better evidence and information about best practice in dementia care.

The programs of research have used this best practice evidence-base to develop an extensive range of guidelines, tools and resources to improve the health care and quality of life of people with dementia.

The CDPC has a research model of involving consumers and aged care industry partners in research from conception through to dissemination of project outcomes. We do this to ensure that the research produced is relevant and applicable.

Collaboration and funding

The CDPC received funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnerships for Better Health initiative to deliver excellence in research and knowledge exchange for the purpose of improving health and health care in regard to cognitive and related functional decline in older people.

Our funding partners include HammondCareBrightwater Care GroupHelping Hand Aged Care and Dementia Australia.

More information

Our governance structure and our collaborative relationships is described in the Our governance page.

For more details see the CDPC Mid-Term ReportFinal Evaluation Report, the 2017 Evaluation Report, the 2018-2019 Annual Report and the  2017-2018 Annual Report.

CDPC is a part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. Explore more research within our faculty.





collaborating at CDPC conference