On 1 October 2016, Dementia Support Australia (DSA) became the national provider of the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS). DSA is an industry partnership led by HammondCare, and replaces the former state and territory-based DBMAS services, which were delivered by different providers across the country.
DBMAS provides support and advice to service providers and individuals caring for people with dementia where behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are affecting a person’s care.
Where a person is experiencing severe and extreme BPSD, DBMAS can refer them to the Severe Behaviour Response Teams for additional support. These are also delivered by DSA.
Getting advice from DBMAS is as simple as a phone call to the 24-hour helpline 1800 699 799.
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