Marie Alford
Head of Dementia Professional Services, Dementia Support Australia (HammondCare)


Marie has worked in dementia and behaviour support programs for over two decades since the early Commonwealth initiatives. She is the strategic lead for Dementia Support Australia, a HammondCare led service delivering the National Severe Behaviour Response Teams, the national Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service, Needs Based Assessment Program for determining eligibility for Specialist Dementia Care Programs and Staying at Home. Her work also includes the engagement, stakeholder, research and special needs groups strategies for DSA and the implementation of international programs focused on the Australian DSA program. Her portfolio also includes dementia design and diversity.