The Dementia Partnership Project is a partnership between the Western Australian Department of Health and Alzheimer’s Australia WA which aims to enhance the experience and improve the quality of life of people living with dementia in the community who access support services.
The project’s primary aim is to build capacity within the community care sector in a variety of ways, with a focus on assisting community care providers and health professionals to further develop their skills when responding to the needs of people living with dementia.
How do we support organisations?
The partnership team will work alongside community care partners to assist in the identification of areas to enhance support to clients living with dementia.
Emphasis will be placed on key areas of client support such as assessment, person-centred approaches, enablement, wellness, dementia enabling environments and carer support.
Key resources & activities:
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Consultancy Services
- Education and Training
- Community Dementia Champions
- Community support organisations can nominate staff for a full scholarship to enable staff to undertake the Certificate IV in Dementia Practice and become Community Dementia Champions
- Community Symposium - An annual event to share ideas and strategies to enhance the lives of the people who are living with dementia
- An Interactive website - there is a dedicated Project website with access to resources, training and forums to assist in sharing of knowledge.
For more information, click here or contact the Dementia Partnership Project Team on 9388 2800.