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Empowered Project


Empowering people living with dementia, their families and supporters to be informed decision makers regarding the care and treatment (including medications) they receive.


Did you watch the ABC’s Four Corners program?


If you want to know more and become empowered and informed about better management choices in dementia, come along to one of our community seminars. Find out more here


We want to pump Australians full of information about living with dementia

Watch this short video about coping with changing behaviour


Who are we?

The Empowered Project is funded by the Australian Government through the Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Fund. The project is led by human rights charity Capacity Australia, in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, UNSW Sydney.


What will we do?

Funding has been provided to implement a national awareness-raising campaign aiming to provide the Australian community with information about choice, legal, ethical and human rights regarding dementia care, particularly the use of medications to treat changed behaviours.

Why do we need empowerment?

People with dementia have the right to autonomy and choice, based on informed consent, in regards to treatment including drug treatments. They have the right to receive evidence-based, quality care in the community, hospital and in aged care facilities.

Have questions, comments or suggestions?

Get in contact with the Empowered Project Team