Welcome to the Dementia Australia Research Foundation

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 - 3:31am

We are proud to announce our new name, the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

2017 Dementia Grants Program - Round 2 CLOSED

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 11:54am

The Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF) is pleased to announce the Dementia Grants Program – Round 2 is open 4 September 2017, with four PhD Scholarships of $30,000 per year over three years on offer. **Applications closed 16 October 2017**

New study on dementia awareness to help tackle stigma

Friday, 14 July 2017 - 11:02am

A new program aimed at reducing public stigma associated with dementia is being developed by ANU researcher and recipient of the 2016 Alzheimer’s Australia Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care, Dr Sarang Kim.

Ultrasound to boost Alzheimer’s treatment

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 1:27pm

An Australian research team funded by the AADRF, have recently discovered a feasible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia, as well as a way of enhancing the delivery of this treatment.

Researchers to identify knowledge gaps in Tasmania to tailor dementia education

Monday, 24 April 2017 - 12:48pm

From plant nurseries direct to researchers – the funds raised from Plant Management Australia’s Dianthus ‘Memories’ flowers have now been placed in good hands.

New protective mechanism found in Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 12:00am

An Australian research team funded by the AADRF have shed light on a neuro-protective mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease, challenging previously held ideas and unlocking new treatment possibilities.

Call for clinicians and aged care providers to ‘deprescribe’ residents’ unnecessary medications

Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 12:56pm

Alleviating pain and maintaining quality of life are central to care for people with dementia. However, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that older Australians, including those with dementia, are being prescribed unnecessary or inappropriate medications, increasing their chance of hospitalisations that would not otherwise occur.