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Funding supports Australia’s best and brightest dementia researchers

Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 9:14am

Seventeen of Australia’s new and early career researchers will share in just over $1 million to conduct ground-breaking dementia research, as the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation’s 2016 grant recipients are announced.


Quality dementia care - what do we value?

Tuesday, 6 December 2016 - 11:20am

This year, in recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day, the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation, with the support of Alzheimer’s Australia and KinCare, organised a dementia research panel discussion titled Quality dementia care – what do we value?


Quality dementia care: what do we value?

Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 12:47am

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation invites you to attend a free, public panel discussion event on Wednesday 21 September 2016, in Canberra.


Exploring the impact of social skills on quality of life for people with dementia

Thursday, 14 July 2016 - 12:53pm

So much of our communication is non-verbal, facial expressions, hand gestures, tone of voice – but what happens when a person is no longer able to assess the meaning of these non-verbal communications because of dementia or another cognitive impairment and what impact does that have on relationships and quality of life?


Paying tribute to a pioneer of dementia research in Australia

Friday, 1 July 2016 - 4:01pm

Thirty years ago, a passionate academic doctor had a vision… for dementia research in Australia to thrive.

That individual, Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO became the driving force behind what is today the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF).


Grants boost to help brightest young researchers dive into dementia research

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 12:03pm

Twenty of Australia’s best and brightest young scientists will share in $875,000 to conduct ground-breaking dementia research, as the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation’s 2015 grant recipients are announced.


Australian website to connect more people with medical research clinical trials including dementia

Friday, 19 June 2015 - 10:34am

All Australians can now access information about the latest clinical trials at their fingertips with the launch of an online clinical trials website - www.AustralianClinicalTrials.gov.au.


Guest blog: dementia care practices in Europe

Friday, 19 June 2015 - 10:29am

Article by Danijela Hils, member of Alzheimer’s Australia’s Consumer Dementia Research Network, on her recent travels overseas visiting dementia care facilities.

In the famous Salvador Dali painting THE PERSISTANCE OF MEMORY, there is quite a confusion of items in the picture: cheese melting under the sun, melting watches, ants, and rocks. Deformed imagination, time and theme are all part of memory that dwells in a confused brain where order ceased to reign. Like my mother once said: