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Dementia Australia Research Foundation

Meet some of Australia's dementia researchers funded through donations to the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

CSIRO video: Alzheimer's enigma

This 3D animation (developed by the CSIRO) takes you deep into the brain to understand how plaque build-up on brain cells occurs during Alzheimer's disease.

Video transcripts are available here: http://www.csiro.au/news/transcripts/YouTubeTranscripts/2015/Feb/Alzheimers-Enigma.html

Towards A World Without Dementia - Prevention, Cure and Care (filmed by ABC)

This year, during National Science Week (Aug 16-24), the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation with the support of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, the ACT National Science Week committee, Questacon and the ABC network, organised a dementia research panel discussion titled Towards a World Without Dementia – Prevention, Cure and Care.

Paul Barclay from ABC Radio National led the panel on a discussion of questions such as how close researchers are to finding a cure for dementia? How can we reduce our risk of dementia? And where to next with dementia research?

Panellists included:

  • Ita Buttrose AO, OBE - Journalist, author and National Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Australia
  • Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO - Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing and Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW
  • Professor Kaarin Anstey - Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing and Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, ANU
  • Dr Zoe Terpening - Clinical Neuropsychologist, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Sydney Uni
  • Christine Bryden - Dementia advocate, author and living well with a diagnosis of dementia

This clip was downloaded from ABC Big Ideas website - the original can be found here - http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2014/10/16/4108449.htm

TEDed: Lessons Worth Sharing - What is Alzheimer's disease?

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.

Presenter: Ivan Seah Yu Jun
Animator: Chris Boyle
 
About TED-Ed Originals: TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.