About the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC)

Welcome to the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC)

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) is dedicated to reducing the risk of dementia for all Australians.

People living with dementia

We do this through funding world-class research projects that improve the lives of people living with dementia. Moreover, we value the knowledge and lived experience of people living with dementia. As a result, the DCRC challenges the stigma associated with a dementia diagnosis.

Healthcare and aged care professionals

The DCRC supports health and aged care professionals across Australia. We do this through funded projects that improve prevention efforts, assessment, timely diagnosis and optimal treatment. In addition, our funded research assists healthcare and social care professionals’ ability to provide excellent care and enhance the quality of life of a person living with dementia. Similarly, we aim to improve the quality of life for their caregivers.

World-class Research

We fund world-class research and works with leading clinicians and researchers to grow knowledge, build capability and drive knowledge-translation. The DCRC also funds opportunities for early-career researchers. As a result, the DCRC offers grants and scholarships that educate and encourage the next generation of dementia researchers.

The DCRC is Funded by the Australian government through the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The DCRC advances the NHMRC’s Strategic Roadmap for dementia research and Knowledge Translation.

Learn more about the DCRC directors, become a member or express your interest in joining a special interest group.