Research

Alzheimer’s Australia is committed to contributing towards Australian dementia research.

Alzheimer’s Australia has been promoting dementia research, working with local researchers and providing dementia research funding since its earliest days as a network of consumer support organisations in the 1980s. We will always be committed to contributing towards Australian dementia research. The current knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia is the result of extensive research undertaken over the last 30 years. Learn more about dementia research and funding programs below.

Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation

Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation is the research arm of Alzheimer’s Australia. The Foundation funds Australian researchers in the field of dementia research. Visit their website to find out more about the Foundation

Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRCs)

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.

The NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre

The NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre brings together clinicians, researchers, consumers, aged care practitioners, and policy makers to deliver excellence in research and knowledge exchange for the purpose of improving health and health care in regard to cognitive and related functional decline in older people.

Participate in research trials

Many research projects and clinical trials depend on the involvement of people with dementia and their families and carers. You can get involved by clicking on the link above.

If you want to submit a research trial - the Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation provides a free service to Australian researchers to invite people to participate and get involved in their research. You can submit a trial here.

Dementia research grants

Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation provides various awards to facilitate research into dementia. Visit our grants website by clicking on the link above

Further information

Alzheimer’s Australia endeavours to provide current and accurate information about dementia, however 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 health professional.