Website update! Support and services for dementia can still be found on this website.
It has recently been updated to include services and resources to support healthy ageing.

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Education, training and resources

Early diagnosis

The importance of making a diagnosis early

A resource that highlights the importance of early assessment for cognitive impairment and dementia.

Online dementia risk assessment

A personalised report informing individuals where they can make changes to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. GPs may also use this tool as a basis for providing preventive health advice to patients and monitoring improvement in risk profiles.

Dementia Australia patient information help sheets

Resources that support people living with dementia, including help sheets, toolkits, guides, videos, websites, apps, brochures and infographics.

Cognitive assessment tools and clinical guidelines

Standardised Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE)

The most widely used cognitive assessment tool currently available. It's free and it takes 10–15 minutes to administer.

General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG)

A quick screening tool for cognitive impairment. It has been designed for GPs, primary care physicians, and family doctors.

Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS)

A short cognitive screening instrument designed to minimise the effects of cultural learning and language diversity on the assessment of baseline cognitive performance.

GP dementia management plan

Dementia management plans that assist GPs in developing individualised care plans for people living through each stage of dementia. Register for a free account to access plans.

Cognitive impairment screening toolkit

A cognitive impairment tool kit that gives guidance on best practice patient care, which can be accessed by Metro North Health employees.

Dementia Training Australia resources

A variety of dementia tools and printable resources that you can use at your workplace by registering for a free account.

RACGP Aged Care Clinical Guide (Silver Book)

RACGP's flagship clinical resource which outlines the medical care of older persons in residential aged care facilities, commonly known as the Silver Book.

Clinical practice guidelines

National clinical guidelines for the care of people with dementia that provides health professionals and carers in all health settings with access to recommendations reflecting current evidence on best practice dementia care.

Management of acute care needs of residential aged care facility (RACF) residents

Clinical support tools and recommendations for the management of acutely unwell patients living in RACFs. Designed for use by RACF clinical staff in collaboration with GPs.

Creating dementia friendly environments

Dementia-friendly communities

A program to help you make simple changes to support people living with dementia in your organisation or business. Get the tools, resources and support you need to make a difference. You can become listed as a dementia-friendly organisation.

Built Environmental Assessment Tool - Dementia (BEAT-D)

An app to guide your assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of buildings used to accommodate people with dementia.

Environmental design audits for residential aged care facilities (RACFs)

Organise a Dementia Australia consultant to conduct an audit of your built environment for a person living with dementia and provide a written report with recommendations with areas of improvement.

Self-directed training

Dementia courses

A range of dementia education, resources and events for the Australian workforce to improve the care and wellbeing of people living with dementia.

Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre

A centre at the forefront of translational research and support for people with dementia and their carers. You can access free and paid courses online.

Centre for Dementia Learning

A centre providing a range of nationally accredited courses and award-winning professional dementia education.

Australian Primary Health Nurses Association training

An organisation providing training and resources to Australian primary health care nurses about the timely diagnosis of dementia.


Self-care tips for staff working in palliative care

A palliative care evidence and practice information resource for the Australian aged care sector. It also has fact sheets and information with self-care tips for residential staff and nurses working in palliative care.

GP self-care program

A self-care program that supports GPs and other health professionals to care for their own physical, mental, emotional and social health. Operates Monday to Friday, 8.30am–6pm.

Education, training and resources

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.