The World Health Organization has developed iSupport for Dementia, an online education program for informal carers, to enhance the public health response to dementia. Funded by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, this 2 year project will implement and evaluate the Chinese iSupport program in Australia and Greater China.

The program aims to:

  1. Strengthen professional collaboration in dementia research in Australia, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau; and enhance understanding of Chinese carers’ experiences in the program in these regions
  2. Showcase Australia’s excellence in dementia care policies, standards and care services
  3. Use the Chinese iSupport program as an opportunity to engage Australia’s diverse communities in developing multilingual iSupport programs
  4. Showcase innovation via online education and virtual carer support groups in responding to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Find out more about the project and outcomes



Our team

  • Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty - The University of New South Wales
  • Professor Julie Ratcliffe - Flinders University
  • Professor Bianca Brijnath - National Ageing Research Institute
  • Dr Shahid Ullah - Flinders University
  • Dr Hui-Chen Chang - University of Wollongong
  • Professor Huali Wang - Peking University
  • Assoc. Professor Jing Wang - Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Professor Chia-Chi Chang - Taipei Medical University
  • Professor Timothy Kwok - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Mingxia Zhu - Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau.