RACGP aged care clinical guide (Silver Book)

Silver Book - Part C

Dementia Behaviour Management Service

Last revised: 20 Jul 2023

The DBMAS is a free support service for people with dementia who are experiencing changes in behaviour that impact their care or the carer. The role of the DBMAS is to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. The DBMAS is designed to provide more proactive support early on, where there is less risk related to the behaviour. 

Dementia Support Australia is the national provider of the DBMAS. The key services that the DBMAS provides are outlined here.

GPs can contact a Dementia Support Australia consultant on 1800 699 799 for 24-hour support or fill out the form or make a referral on the Dementia Support Australia website, with someone being in touch within 48 hours.

Dementia Support Australia provides a nationwide support service, including support to regional and rural Australia.

To be eligible for any Dementia Support Australia service, the person requiring support must:

  • have a diagnosis of (or is suspected of having) dementia
  • experience behaviours as a result of their dementia that impact their care
  • agree to receive Dementia Support Australia services (or have the consent of their nominated person responsible for their care).
This event attracts CPD points and can be self recorded

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