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2017 Dementia Grants Program – Round 1 now OPEN

The Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF) is pleased to announce the Dementia Grants Program - Round 1 is now open with a total of $1 million worth of grants on offer to new and early career researchers this year.

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Research shows age plays limited role in cognitive decline

Cognitive decline is among the most feared aspects of growing old, yet new research suggests that ‘senior moments’ play less of a part in the normal ageing process than once thought.

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Supporting Australian carers and people with dementia to ‘ReThink Respite’

With the number of carers in Australia set to rise to 377,900 by 2025, respite care is an increasingly crucial component of support that can assist people with dementia to stay living at home for as long as possible.

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Funding supports Australia’s best and brightest dementia researchers

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.

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Quality dementia care - what do we value?

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?

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Quality dementia care: what do we value?

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.

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

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?

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Paying tribute to a pioneer of dementia research in Australia

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).

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