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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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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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NHMRC survey reveals key dementia research priorities

A survey commissioned by the National Health and Medical Research Council has revealed that finding ways to prevent dementia, improving diagnosis and better care are considered top priorities for future dementia research.

Released today, the survey sought views from consumers (people with dementia, their family and personal carers), researchers (new and established), medical practitioners and aged care providers around Australia.

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Free Course - Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies

A free, five week online course is being offered by John Hopkins University in the USA for health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care.

You can register here (closes January 12, 2015) - https://www.coursera.org/course/dementiacare

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