Membership Network

The Dementia Institute Membership Network

The Dementia Institute is establishing an online membership network in which members will contribute to the Institute’s goals of prioritising, coordinating and translating the Australian research effort in dementia. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a member, please email

Membership and Eligibility

There are two types of membership of the Dementia Institute:

  • Individual members
  • Organisational members

Individual members

A person will automatically be granted an individual membership and be expected to participate in the Institute in accordance with relevant agreements if they are:

  • a recipient of grant(s) underwritten by the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative, 
  • a recipient of a grant or tender awarded under NNIDR funding rules, or
  • a member of the NNIDR Board, Expert Advisory Panel or Secretariat.

A person will be eligible for individual membership if they fall within one of the following groups:

  • a researcher, with a demonstrable interest in dementia research;
  • a consumer, defined as a person living with dementia or a carer of a person living with dementia; or
  • a non-research health professional, including but not limited to clinicians, nurses, GPs, care providers, allied health professionals. Policy makers, health economists and dementia advocates are also encouraged to become members.

Members may also be grouped into thematic subsets according to the NNIDR Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research and Translation. Upon application, individual members will be asked to nominate their main research theme of interest.

Organisational members

Ex officio organisations that are members include:

  • the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC), until unified, whereby the single DCRC will be a member organisation; and
  • the Cognitive and Related Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC).

An organisation will be eligible for membership if it:

  • has a focus on research into dementia and relevant associated conditions (such as cardiovascular or relevant chronic diseases),
  • provides care for people with dementia and associated conditions,
  • develops relevant guidelines, practices, or standards relevant to dementia care, or
  • is committed to adopting evidence-based practice as the guiding principle for its processes (as relevant).

Eligible organisations include but are not limited to:

  • research institutions;
  • funding bodies (including philanthropic and benevolent organisations);
  • consumer or community organisations;
  • dementia care providers;
  • companies and industry bodies; and
  • government departments and agencies.

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the institute, please send a request to become a member by email to or alternatively call 02 6217 9170.