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) produced quality research evidence and outomes 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’s extensive program of research targeted improving the care of older people with dementia and their carers by providing better evidence and information about best practice in dementia care.

The programs of research 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 research model of involved consumers and aged care industry partners in research from conception through to dissemination of project outcomes. This ensured the research produced was relevant and applicable.

Collaboration and funding

The CDPC received funding (January 2014- December 2019) 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.

Funding partners included HammondCareBrightwater Care GroupHelping Hand Aged Care and Dementia Australia.

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

CDPC Reports

For more details see the Evidence for Change: CDPC Final Report 2019, Summary 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.





collaborating at CDPC conference