Membership Information

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 (link sends e-mail)

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 Dementia Institute’s activities in accordance with relevant agreements if they are:

  • a recipient of grant(s) underwritten by the new Dementia initiative, and on this basis they will be required to join the Dementia Institute,
  • a recipient of the joint NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme, or
  • a member of the Dementia Institute Board, Expert Advisory Panel or Secretariat.

A person will be eligible for individual membership if they are:

  • a chief investigator on a current or previous NHMRC or ARC grant relating to dementia research,
  • a clinician who currently works in a field related to care for people with dementia,
  • employed as faculty of a Dementia Institute organisation member, or
  • a community or consumer representative appointed by a member organisation (see below).

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,
  • the NHMRC Partnership Centre: Dealing with cognitive and related functional decline in older people (CDPC), and
  • the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR).

An organisation will be eligible for membership if it:

  • has a focus on research into dementia and relevant associated conditions (such as cardiovascular and chronic disease),
  • 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), and
  • agrees to abide by any terms and conditions issued from time to time by the Dementia Institute in relation to their membership.

Eligible organisations may include:

  • 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.