The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS) provides specialist clinical support for people caring for someone with dementia.
DBMAS staffs a 24-hour helpline. You can contact the DBMAS program any time of the day or night on 1800 699 799.
The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) is a national telephone advisory service for families, carers and care workers who are concerned about the behaviours of people with dementia. DBMAS Vic aims to improve the quality of life for people with dementia whose behaviour is having an impact on their care by improving the capacity of care workers, family carers and aged care service providers to meet their specific needs. We provide services to care workers, aged care service providers, hospital staff and carers of people with dementia who receive support through Australian Government funded aged care services.
DBMAS services include
- Assessment of the person with dementia;
- Clinical support, information and advice (face to face and via telephone or email);
- Care planning, case conferences and short term case management;
- Mentoring for care providers and clinical supervision; and
- Education and training for care providers.
The service provides confidential advice, assessment, intervention, education and specialised support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be contacted on 1800 699 799.
DBMAS Vic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians from nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and old age psychiatry backgrounds. All DBMAS clinicians have extensive experience in dementia care. Victoria’s Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS Vic) operates under the auspices of St Vincent’s Health, Melbourne Aged Psychiatry Services.
More general issues relating to dementia care, support and education are managed through the National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500.