Dementia Australia Research Foundation

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation is the research arm of Dementia Australia which funds Australia’s talented new and early career dementia researchers.

We believe science holds the key to defeating dementia, so the research we fund is focused on the causes, care, prevention and potential treatments for dementia.


  • To support innovative Australian research that offers the best hope of defeating dementia.
  • To work with people with dementia to ensure that research reflects their concerns.
  • To disseminate information about the progress of dementia research

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and provisional data is showing that dementia will likely soon be the leading cause of death. Investment in research will help minimise its impact in the future.

There are estimated to be more than 400,000 Australians living with dementia and more than 1.5 million Australians involved in their care. 

Scientists are working hard to delay, prevent and ultimately find a cure for dementia. The major barriers to the development of new interventions and treatments in Australia are the lack of research capacity, funding and infrastructure.

To give our best and brightest scientists a fighting chance against dementia, we need to maintain a level of funding that allows them to carry out their work. To achieve this, we need your help!