The NQDCI is a consumer driven program aimed at translating existing research findings into better dementia care across Australia. The Initiative was established in 2010 by Alzheimer’s Australia with $3.3 million funding from the J.O. &J.R. Wicking Trust, Bupa Care Services Australia and the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres.

The NQDCI is managed by staff at Alzheimer’s Australia National Office, but is overseen and directed by members of the Consumer Dementia Research Network (CDRN), a group of people with dementia and family carers from around Australia. The CDRN has supported the funding of eight innovative knowledge translation projects addressing issues from palliative care to dementia diagnosis and dementia friendly design.

To find out about these projects and the NQDCI please visit their website. [http://qualitydementiacare.org.au/]