DCRCs are functions of selected Australian universities that are jointly funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to conduct original research and knowledge translation in the field of dementia.

Each centre focuses on a different area of dementia research:

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.

Resthaven Inc is a not‐for‐profit aged care community service of the Uniting Church, delivering  high quality, fully accredited, responsive care services for older South Australians and their carers.

The Rosemary Foundation is a charity capital fund that works to perpetuity to help those people with Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias and memory loss as well as giving much needed support to their families, friends and carers.

Simson cards donates a percentage of sales of AADRF branded Christmas cards to the Foundation in support of dementia research which is a cause close to the heart of Managing Director, John Simson.

The Wicking Trust was established under the terms of the Will of the late John Oswald Wicking to achieve enduring, positive impact in the areas of vision impairment, aged caer and problems associated with ageing and Alzheimer's Disease.

The Viertel Foundation was established by the late Charles Viertel in his Will to support charitable organisations and institutions involved in medical research, and alleviation of hardship among the aged and the sick.

Bupa Care Services is Australia's largest private operator of residential aged care facilities, with more than 5,600 residents across 60 homes.

The Bupa Health Foundation is one of Australia's leading charitable health foundations.