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
2010
Do calcium blocker drugs prevent Alzheimer's disease in mice?
2014
Selectively vulnerable neurons in Alzheimer’s disease: functional and morphological changes in healthy ageing and early Alzheimer's disease
2011
Improving service provision for Australian clients with younger onset dementia and alcohol related dementia - translating knowledge from the Netherlands and Scotland
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
2011
Music as a memory aid in Alzheimer's disease
2014
Improving Quality of Life for People with Dementia: Development and Evaluation of a 3D Virtual World
2014
The role of epigenetics in Alzheimer’s disease, using mice as a model species.
2010
How do nerve processes degenerate in Alzheimer’s Disease?
2015
A novel neuroprotective mechanism in Alzheimer's disease
2014
A novel neuro-protective mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease
2014
Making the right connections: Working with people with dementia and their families to reduce word finding difficulties in everyday communication
2014
Use of effort sense for exercise prescription in adults living with mild cognitive impairment
2014
Travel to the Brain Aging and Cognitive Health Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh
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
2011
A randomised control trial to deterimine the effect of location of assessment and number of assessments on driving test performance of people with recently diagnosed dementia
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?
2011
Evaluating the efficacy of a novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease using neuroimaging and neurocognitive endpoints
2014
Geographic Gerontology and Dementia Friendly Environments: Illuminating perspectives of people with dementia and carers
2011
Brain Ageing in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
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
2010
Sharing falls prevention knowledge with people living with dementia and their carers
2011
Drug burden index and association with adverse outcomes in community-dwelling people with Alzheimer's disease
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
2014
A Therapeutic Intervention in Alzheimer’s Disease; Intranasal Oxytocin Administration to Enhance Emotion Processing and Reduce Impact On Caregivers
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
2014
Changes in synaptic alterations and its impact on frontotemporal dementia
2010
Improving carers' coping skills in frontotemporal dementia
2012
Can Speech Pathology improve the ability of people with dementia to remember the words they want for conversations
2014
Novel diagnostic markers in younger onset dementia: a multimodal assessment of emotion
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
2010
Role of aberrant glutamate transporters in Alzheimer's disease
2014
Imaging the eye to diagnose pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease
2015
Computerised cognitive training in insidious late life cognitive decline
2014
Investigating the role of 'oligodendrocytes' in frontotemporal dementia
2014
Development and Use of a Context-Rich Virtual Learning Environment for Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills
2012
The role of transforming growth factor beta and tau pathology in frontotemporal lobar degeneration
2011
Interpreter mediated cognitive assessments – stakeholder experiences informing guidelines and training DVD
2011
Investigating the cellular targets of therapeutic metal complexes for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
2015
How do people with and without dementia use anticoagulants? Systematic literature review and analyses of PBS data
2011
How is BDNF/TrkB signaling reduced in Alzheimer's disease?
2010
The Storyline Project: Determining a therapeutic use for the personal archive in aged care and dementia
2013
Analgesic use, neuropsychiatric symptoms and quality of life in persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their carers
2010
The right word at the right time:keeping communication going in progressive aphasia
2012
How do our genes affect the development of Alzheimer’s disease?
2014
The neuropsychiatric features of preclinical Alzheimer's disease
2014
Are microglia the villains of amyloid beta toxicity in 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
2011
Stress and health in spouses of people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease: the effects of a memory training intervention
2010
Stress and health in spouses of people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease: the effects of a memory training intervention
2015
The development and evaluation of an educational program for the care of older people with dementia in emergency departments
2011
Alzheimer's disease, cognition and cerbrospinal fluid: are they associated?
2014
Cognitive training for older adults ‘at risk’ of dementia and with early-stage neurodegenerative disease
2012
Heart and Brain: Heart rate variability links to cognition?
2014
The development and trial of an innovative community based Respite Action Intervention for carers of people with dementia
2012
Is the plasminogen system a link between head trauma and the increased risk of dementia?
2010
Stress and health in spouses of people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease: the effects of a memory training intervention
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
2010
Glutathione delivery of astrocytes to neurons as a target for therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer's disease
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
2014
Combined brain stimulation and recording techniques for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
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
2010
Definition of the critical region for truncation of Presenilin 1 which results in up regulation of gamma-secretase activity
2013
Neuromodulatory Control of Memory Circuits in Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
2014
Carer Characteristics and Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia: a Pilot Study
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
2011
The future looks bright - Episodic future thinking as a diagnostic aid in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease
2012
Improving pain management amongst people with dementia
2011
Controlling neuro-inflammation in Alzheimer's disease
2011
Understanding Oxidative Stress in the Brain to Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases
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
2014
Tau protein and insulin signaling pathways: implication to Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes
2012
The pathway linking the tau and amyloid precursor proteins in neurodegeneration
2010
Enhancing driving safety and self-awareness among older cognitively impaired drivers via functional assessment
2012
Quantification of vascular damage and mircobleeds using susceptibility weighted imaging with application to normal ageing and Alzheimer's disease
2014
Targeting 'chaperone mediated autophagy' to alleviate amyloid beta toxicity in Alzheimer's disease
2013
The role of frontotemporal lobar dementia proteins in nerve cell process function and dysfunction
2014
Investigating the effect of cognitive reserve on Alzheimer's disease risk
2010
Caring for people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease: An international collaboration and training package development
2011
Analysis of synaptic proteins from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease
2011
Using technology to improve the emotional well being of people with dementia and their carers.
2013
Targeting pathogenic tau with phosphorylated-tau specific intrabodies
2010
The role of calcium in the progression of dementia
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
2014
Alzheimer’s tau protein: linking cardiovascular disease to neurodegeneration
2013
The Eyes Have It: Dynamic Characteristics of Retinal Blood Vessels Predict Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease
2014
Evaluation of a 12-week combined psychoeducation and home-based exercise program on mood and wellbeing in older adults with early 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
2014
Investigating biochemical changes during familial Alzheimer’s disease progression
2014
Ubiquitinomic profiling of synaptic proteins in Alzheimer’s disease
2014
Developing a Novel Neuroprotective Drug Target for Alzheimer’s Disease
2014
An investigation of the mechanisms by which a specific gene protects against amyloid beta toxicity in healthy older adults
2013
Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea for Cognitive Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment
2011
Investigating napping and memory with people at risk of dementia