The WA Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS) is one of many services provided by Alzheimer’s Australia WA aimed at improving the quality of life for people with dementia.
We are here to help
We provide a free specialised service to care workers, aged care service providers and carers of people with dementia who receive support through aged care services.
The service is for people with dementia living in community and residential care including people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders and those living in rural and remote areas.
We can assist you by improving your capacity as care providers to people with dementia whose behaviours may be impacting on their care.
The DBMAS office is staffed by qualified clinicians between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. After hours support and assistance is available on 1800 699799. The national after hour’s telephone service.
The function of the interdisciplinary team is to provide information and advice, tailored information and workshops, undertake assessments and short-term case management.
The WA DBMAS team consists of:
- Registered Nurses;
- Registered Mental Health Nurses;
- Occupational Therapists;
- Physiotherapists; and
- Social Workers.
The team also receives additional support from:
- Medical Specialists;
- Nurse Practitioners;
- Clinical Psychologists;
- Dieticians; and
- Speech Pathologists.
We also contract a range of therapists including:
- Dance therapist;
- Art therapist; and
- Music therapists.
Where We Go
The WA Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service is a state-wide service covering the whole of Western Australia.
Due to the size and remoteness in some areas of the state, the DBMAS team is able to engage with care workers, service providers and carers of people with dementia through a variety of methods including:
- Face to face visits
- Teleconferences and
- Bi-monthly newsletters
The WA DBMAS team works closely with the Northern Territory DBMAS team in providing service to clients in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Across the Borders
Across the Borders is a newsletter produced in conjunction with DBMAS NT to update aged care service providers working in remote areas.
The publication provides a range of articles promoting innovative ideas or information on best practice dementia care.
The WA DBMAS team also runs a number of tailored education workshops for carers of people with dementia throughout the year.
These workshops are aimed at increasing your understanding about dementia and its impact on a person while building capacity in you to support you in your caring role.
The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory service is a free service staffed by qualified clinicians between 9am and 5pm (WST) on weekdays excluding public holidays.
After hours support and assistance is also available.
To contact the team, call the telephone assistance line on 1800 699 799.
For information about other services relating to dementia care, support and information contact Alzheimer’s Australia WA on the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500.
Alternatively you can use the form below to send us a message and we will get in contact with you as soon as possible.