The NNIDR funds a number of programs to boost dementia research in Australia. The programs currently include:
The NNIDR aims to be integrated with international research and draw on the expertise of researchers, consumers, health professionals, industry and policy makers to improve dementia prevention, treatment and care outcomes. The NNIDR has engaged with a number of international initiatives to ensure Australian participation. Australia, through the NNIDR, is now a 3rd party member of the EU based JPND, allowing the NNIDR to contribute to JPND priority setting while leveraging additional research funding.