Alzheimer’s Australia is committed to contributing towards Australian dementia research. The current knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia is the result of research in the last 30 years.
Alzheimer’s Australia’s involvement in dementia research
Alzheimer’s Australia is involved in continuing this work in a number of ways:
Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation is the research arm of Alzheimer’s Australia. The Foundation aims to support and fund research to help people living with dementia and their families now - as well as research to develop new treatments for the future.
Areas of dementia research
Researchers are currently investigating a number of aspects of dementia.
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRCs) are an Australian Government Initiative. There are three DCRCs with each centre focusing on a different area of dementia research. Alzheimer’s Australia has ties with all three centres.
Dementia News is a free twice-monthly newsletter for individuals with dementia, their families and carers, and professionals in the field.
Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation relies on your support to continue funding dementia research in Australia.
The Hazel Hawke Alzheimer's Research and Care Fund has been established at the expressed wish of Hazel Hawke who has chosen to make public the fact that she is living with Alzheimer's disease. Help us to provide quality services, support and education to people living with dementia.
Many research projects and clinical trials depend on the involvement of people with dementia and their families and carers.
The National Quality Dementia Care Initiative involves two related programs – a consumer network, and a source of funding for dementia care quality improvement projects.
Each year Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation provides a number of grants, scholarships and fellowships to emerging dementia researchers to build research capacity.
A selection of websites containing further information about dementia research and related topics.
Alzheimer’s Australia research publications.
While Alzheimer’s Australia endeavours to provide current and accurate information it is important to stress that it should not be used for self-treatment. If you would like to find out more about any of the topics we cover please contact us or consult your doctor.