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 closed 9 May 2017**
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.
Twenty five of Australia’s best and brightest dementia researchers have been awarded a share in $2.4 million by the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF), thanks to the efforts of community donors and fundraisers who have helped fund this year’s AADRF dementia research grants program.
The Foundation’s Chair, Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO said:
Dementia Australia National Office, based in Scullin, ACT works closely with our member organisations to improve the quality of life for consumers, namely people with dementia, their families and carers. Our role is to provide leadership in dementia policy, research, risk reduction and support services.
Dementia Australia is seeking an outstanding senior manager with significant experience in the health and medical research sector to:
Libby Day is a valued and long time supporter of Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation.
Over the past five years Libby has organised an annual event in the Noosa Shire of Queensland, working tirelessly to bring people together to celebrate and enjoy performances and fine food as well as to raise awareness and funds for dementia research. Her efforts have garnered more than $15,000 for dementia research and she has ambitious plans to raise significant funds again this year.
The Minister for Health, Peter Dutton announced the first stage of the Australian Government’s $200 million ‘Boosting Dementia Research Initiative’, with a call for applications for new Dementia Research Team Grants.
In a tough budget Alzheimer’s Australia is especially grateful that the government has honoured its election commitment to an additional $200 million over five years to Australian scientists and medical researchers working on ways to prevent or cure dementia.