Dr Bryce Vissel speaking at the launch of Dementia Awareness Week 2013 at a seminar at Parliament House in Sydney. Dementia Awareness Week is the national flagship week for Dementia Australia's community awareness activities each year. The theme of Dementia Awareness Week 2013 was Brain Health: Making the Connections with the seminar focusing on maximising cognitive health.
Meet some of Australia's dementia researchers funded through donations to the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide. And though it was discovered over a century ago, scientists are still grappling for a cure. Ivan Seah Yu Jun describes how Alzheimer's affects the brain, shedding light on the different stages of this complicated, destructive disease.