New protective mechanism found in Alzheimer’s disease

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.

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

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.

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Avatar helps to transform dementia care training

An avatar called Jim is redefining the way health professionals are trained to communicate with people living with dementia.

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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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