Jason Burton

Jason Burton

Associate Executive Director,
Dementia Training Australia

Jason Burton

Jason Burton trained as a Mental Health Nurse in the UK where he specialised in post diagnostic pathways and younger onset dementia. He has specialised in supporting people living with dementia and their families for 35 years across a wide range of care settings including hospital, primary care, community, and residential care. Jason has supported the development of dementia specialist services in India and Pakistan and in 2019 was asked to provide expert testimony to the Royal Commission on what person-centred good quality dementia care looks like.

Jason worked in senior roles with Alzheimer’s Australia WA for 20 years and led the organisation’s focus on developing innovative dementia care and practice, research, and capacity building in the sector. His current role as Associate Executive Director with Dementia Training Australia includes leading the development of national standards for dementia education and training.

Jason has academic and practice experience in developing contemporary enabling environments and implementing person centred approaches to support people living with dementia, including in dementia design and dementia inclusive communities.