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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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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?

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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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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Grants boost to help brightest young researchers dive into dementia research

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.

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

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.

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People with frontotemporal dementia may have decreased sexual activity

In a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Australian based researchers from Neuroscience Research Australia (Neura) have found that people with frontotemporal dementia show a decrease in sexual relations with their partners.

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Could Mars-bound Astronauts get dementia?

NASA is currently developing the capabilities to send humans to Mars by 2030. This sounds exciting and could be considered the ‘moon landing of our generation’. However questions have now surfaced asking ‘what happens to your brain on the way to Mars’?

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