The Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation has been funding dementia research and researchers since its formation in the early 1980s. Please take your time and explore our directory of funded researchers and what they have achieved.

NOTE: Some researchers have received multiple awards from us and thus have more than one profile in our directory.


2015
Neuroinflammation in frontotemporal dementia: The role of microglia in TDP-43-related disease
2013
Cognitive training in older persons with mild cognitive impairment with and without mood disorders
2012
Cognition-based interventions in mild cognitive impairment
2015
Insights into cognitive neural circuits and treatment of Alzheimer's symptoms
2015
A novel neuroprotective mechanism in Alzheimer's disease
2013
The influence of exercise intensity on the prevention of cognitive decline in older adults
2012
Measuring physical activity and functional performance in institutionalised adults with dementia
2012
Targetting the IRAP protein to enhance memory in dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease
2012
Randomised controlled trial of 'MAXGOG' intervention for people with mild cognitive impairment
2015
The inflammatory mediator Lactorferrin induces rapid and pronounced amyloidogenic processing of APP
2012
The effect of vascular risk factors in dementia onset
2015
Psychological and nutritional determinants of telomere and genome integrity in dementia carers
2013
Spine and synapse plasticity and pathology in TDP-43 aggregated frontotemporal dementia: a novel therapeutic target?
2012
What Kinds of Support Systems Help People to Remember in Daily Life, Especially as Their Memories Start to Fail?
2013
Online resources - sexuality and dementia
2012
Decision-making processes in dementia
2013
Understanding behaviour and function in frontotemporal dementia: developing better assessments and intervention approaches
2015
Bereavement without death: Improving psychosocial support of family carers of people with dementia who have moved into residential aged care
2013
The role of RNA binding protein in frontotemporal dementia
2015
The neural correlates of memory improvement following transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training
2015
Investigating the efficacy of an online intervention aiming to increase respite use amongst carers of people with dementia: Roles of motivational enhancement and professional delivery
2012
Can Speech Pathology improve the ability of people with dementia to remember the words they want for conversations
2015
Apathy in older community-dwelling persons: Improving assessment, investigating its association with immune markers, differentiating from depression and fatigue and modelling its longitudinal course
2015
Computerised cognitive training in insidious late life cognitive decline
2012
The role of transforming growth factor beta and tau pathology in frontotemporal lobar degeneration
2015
How do people with and without dementia use anticoagulants? Systematic literature review and analyses of PBS data
2013
Analgesic use, neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their carers
2012
How do our genes affect the development of Alzheimer’s disease?
2015
The role of plasmalogen and other lipids in Alzheimer's disease
2013
The impact of sensory impairment on cognitive decline and dementia: A collaborative cohort study
2012
Improving pain management amongst people with dementia
2013
Clinical and pathological associations in Frontotemporal Dementia
2013
The use of exosomal microRNA biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
2015
The development and evaluation of an educational program for the care of older people with dementia in emergency departments
2012
Heart and Brain: Heart rate variability links to cognition?
2012
Is the plasminogen system a link between head trauma and the increased risk of dementia?
2015
A novel approach to enhance cognitive function and promote synaptic plasticity
2013
Sleep disturbance and cognition in amnestic mild cognitive impairment and healthy older adults.
2013
Neurotrophin regulation of Alzheimer’s disease pathology
2012
Access to dementia care and support services in rural Victorian communities
2012
Improving the health and wellbeing of community dwelling carers of people with dementia - a randomised controlled trial of structured mediation training
2013
Education in Later-Life and its effects on the Trajectory of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
2013
Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of exercise to preserve brain health in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2015
Does social competence impact quality of life for people with a diagnosis of dementia?
2013
Development of a Social Cognition Assessment Battery for Older Adults
2012
Axonal transport defects in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders: mechanisms of tau pathology
2013
Identifying neurophysiological markers of early cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease
2015
Body, Brain, Life Project for Mild Cognitive Impairment (BBL-MCI): A randomised controlled trial of multidomain dementia prevention for mild cognitive impairment
2013
A community case-control study examining environmental and lifestyle risk factors for younger onset dementia.
2012
The modeling of presenilin (Alzheimer's disease) mutations in zebrafish embryos
2013
Neuromodulatory Control of Memory Circuits in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
2013
Apathy in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Clinically Normal elderly: a biomarker of and risk factor for brain structure, cognitive trajectories and apathetic symptom progression?
2015
"Beauty and the brain" - A novel approach to anhedonia in dementia
2012
Improving pain management amongst people with dementia
2011
Controlling neuro-inflammation in Alzheimer's disease
2015
Hotspots of dementia risk in Australian communities: an approach to better targeting preventive interventions
2013
Regiospecific Loss of Essential Sphingolipids in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s disease
2012
The pathway linking the tau and amyloid precursor proteins in neurodegeneration
2012
Quantification of vascular damage and mircobleeds using susceptibility weighted imaging with application to normal ageing and Alzheimer's disease
2013
The role of frontotemporal lobar dementia proteins in nerve cell process function and dysfunction
2013
Targeting pathogenic tau with phosphorylated-tau specific intrabodies
2013
Biomarkers of Late-life Depression and Associated Cognitive Impairment
2013
The mechanisms of insulin resistance-induced cognitive decline and cerebrovascular disturbances
2013
Defining the role of p62 in dementia
2013
The Eyes Have It: Dynamic Characteristics of Retinal Blood Vessels Predict Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease
2015
Development of staging criteria to distinguish preclinical tauopathies from primary age-related tauopathy (PART)
2012
Brain connectivity biomarkers predict specific memory consolidation deficits across dementia subtypes
2012
Neuroimaging in early detection of Alzheimer's disease with ADNI
2012
Analgesic load, pain and daytime sedation in people with dementia in aged care facilities.
2013
Prefrontal contributions to learning and memory in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia
2015
Meeting the support needs of family carers of people living with dementia in the community: Potential translation into practice
2012
The Watermemories Swimming Club
2012
Developing a blood test for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
2013
Scaffolding Memory: Remembering together and alone
2013
Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea for Cognitive Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment