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There are a number of dementia support programs and initiatives funded by the Australian Government and delivered by individual organisations. These programs are designed to assist people with dementia and their carers, as well as the dementia care workforce.
In 2018–19, the Australian Government provided almost $50.6 million to fund dementia support programs and initiatives under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund (Figure 14.14). This was equivalent to 1.7% of the total direct health and aged care system expenditure on dementia and included:
Refer to Overview of dementia support services and initiatives and National policy response to dementia for further information on the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund and provision of dementia support services in recent years.
Figure 14.14 is a bar graph that shows Australian Government expenditure on national dementia support services and initiatives in 2018–19. The initiatives with the largest amount of expenditure included the Severe Behaviour Response Teams ($14.6 million), the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service ($13.4 million) and the National Dementia Support Program ($12.0 million).
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