Sydney Montefiore President David Freeman and CEO Robert Orie have announced a renewed five-year funding partnership with the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney.

The new agreement will allow Montefiore to commission further research and implement best practice in all areas of the organisation, from home care to residential aged care and dementia care.

“We’re proud to extend our support for the important work of Professor Henry Brodaty and the team at CHeBA,” said Mr Orie.

“The research projects Montefiore has funded since 2012 have had a direct impact on the quality of life of our residents and clients and indeed people with dementia everywhere.”

Building on existing research into staff training, behavioural management of dementia and improving dental and oral health care , a new research roadmap has been agreed upon for the next five years.

CHeBA’s Professor Lynn Chenoweth and Janet Cook are already working on the first new project improving family carer and staff relationships to provide better shared care planning and delivery.

Further research under discussion includes the exploration of new models and quality of care to guide the proposed new Dementia Care building at the Randwick campus.

“We can’t think of a better investment than to continue to fund evidence – based best practice for our clinical and allied health programs,” said Mr Freeman.