Dementia Support Australia delivers both the national DBMAS and SBRT services.
The national DBMAS service supports staff and carers in community, residential, acute and primary care settings with information, advice, assessment and short term case management interventions. We engage a range of highly skilled, multi-disciplinary teams including but not limited to the following: registered nurses, registered mental health nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, medical specialists, psychogeriatrician and geriatrician, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, speech pathologists, dieticians and nurse practitioners.
The national Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT) are a mobile workforce of staff including nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health and specialist staff – available to provide timely expertise & advice to Commonwealth funded approved residential aged care providers requiring assistance with addressing the needs of people with severe and very severe Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).
We provide tailored professional support for people caring for a person with dementia where a change in behaviour impacts their care and quality of life.
Our role is to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their carers by understanding the causes of change in behavior in the person and to support care workers, carers and service providers.
DBMAS consultants recognise each person’s unique situation, story and environment. Our clinicians undertake individual assessments and work with you to develop and implement strategies to support you and the person living with dementia. We can also help to establish links to appropriate support networks.