Australia’s Dementia Awareness Survey

Fieldwork complete

The fieldwork for the Australia‚Äôs Dementia Awareness Survey (DAS) is now complete. 

The AIHW contracted the Social Research Centre to undertake the survey fieldwork.

More than 5,400 people aged 18 and over completed the DAS between July and August 2023 to understand general knowledge of dementia and dementia risk factors and community attitudes towards dementia and people living with dementia in Australia.

Results released for the DAS are now available: Dementia Awareness Survey

Thank you 

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) would like to thank the people across Australia who completed the survey and shared their dementia knowledge and attitudes towards dementia and people living with dementia. 

Privacy and ethics

The survey results are confidential, and strictly protected by law. Section 29 of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 prohibits the release of any information about individuals collected in the survey. 

The research complies with the Privacy Act 1988, and the information is only used for research purposes. It is important to note that this means participant anonymity is ensured, and survey responses can never be used for any form of law enforcement.

The AIHW Ethics Committee has reviewed and approved the survey project.