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New study on dementia awareness to help tackle stigma

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.

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Ultrasound to boost Alzheimer’s treatment

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.

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Researchers to identify knowledge gaps in Tasmania to tailor dementia education

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

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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 CLOSED

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. **Applications are now CLOSED as of May 9, 2017**

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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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