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Referral pathways

Health pathways

HealthPathways for older adults

A platform where you can access health pathways to guide patient care during a consultation. There are several dementia-specific pathways including information about Metro North Health memory clinics.

Dementia Australia referral request

A national peak body and charity for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Free services include the National Dementia Helpline, the Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program for people under 65 with dementia, support groups and counselling.

Dementia Support Australia (DSA) referral request

A national free mobile service that offers the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) and Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT). This service supports staff and carers in community, acute and residential aged care who are caring for people with dementia experiencing severe behavioural or psychological symptoms.

Memory clinics

Metro North Health memory clinics diagnose, treat and support adults experiencing memory and behavioural changes, cognitive decline and possible dementia. There are four memory clinics in the region: Caboolture Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital and Redcliffe Hospital.

Dementia enablement guides

These short guides provide information for GPs and consumers about what can and should happen once dementia is diagnosed.

My Aged Care (MAC)

An Australian government service that provides a starting point to access government-funded aged care services for people over 65 or for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 50.

Emergency respite

24/7 emergency respite care - Carer Gateway

A service that can help arrange respite in an emergency. They can also talk to you about local respite and activities that may be available for your patient.

Younger people living with dementia

NDIS Information

Up-to-date NDIS information for health professionals—specifically the NDIS patient information booklet, NDIS general practice toolkit and NDIS GP appointment checklist.

Learn more about younger people living with dementia

Consumer service information for younger people living with dementia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia

Family, friends and community booklet

A booklet about dementia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.

Kimberly Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA)

A validated cognitive screening tool for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in rural and remote areas.

Moblink referral form

A tool that connects care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people transitioning from hospital to primary healthcare and into the community.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program

A program that provides flexible, culturally appropriate aged care to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This service provider delivers a mix of residential and home care services, mainly in rural and remote areas.

Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia - HealthINFONet

A search tool providing information about dementia among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It includes a collection of publications, resources, programs for patients to be involved in and organisations related to dementia.

Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia - Your Care Navigator

Consumer service information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) support

Culturally appropriate dementia screening tool

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

Information about dementia in 38 languages

Fact sheets and dementia resources to support people living with dementia translated into different languages.


All GPs and specialists in private practice have access to free interpreters for all Medicare-eligible consultations. Register to receive an individual code so that you can access these free interpreting services with TIS National.

Refugee referral information

Resources and localised referral guide information for health professionals working with refugees.

Dementia CALD resources

A database of research on ageing in people from CALD backgrounds. Dementia is one of the topics.

NDIS community connectors for people from CALD background

A not-for-profit community organisation that provides individual advocacy and support for people from CALD backgrounds seeking to engage with NDIS and to achieve supports. It operates in the Brisbane North and Moreton Bay region.

Referral pathways

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.