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2017 Dementia Grants Program - Round 2 CLOSED

The Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF) is pleased to announce the Dementia Grants Program – Round 2 is open 4 September 2017, with four PhD Scholarships of $30,000 per year over three years on offer. **Applications closed 16 October 2017**

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Many Miles for Mary 2017 west coast run begins

Major AADRF fundraiser Jamie Milne, has now begun his very ambitious 1800km run on the west coast of Australia to raise much needed funds and awareness for dementia research.

Jamie’s fundraiser titled ‘Many Miles for Mary’, is a nine-year-running tribute to his grandmother Mary who passed away in 1990 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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New protective mechanism found in Alzheimer’s disease

An Australian research team funded by the AADRF have shed light on a neuro-protective mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease, challenging previously held ideas and unlocking new treatment possibilities.

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Call for clinicians and aged care providers to ‘deprescribe’ residents’ unnecessary medications

Alleviating pain and maintaining quality of life are central to care for people with dementia. However, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that older Australians, including those with dementia, are being prescribed unnecessary or inappropriate medications, increasing their chance of hospitalisations that would not otherwise occur.

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Avatar helps to transform dementia care training

An avatar called Jim is redefining the way health professionals are trained to communicate with people living with dementia.

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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 closed 9 May 2017**

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I repeat: “Please don’t call us sufferers”

Guest blog by Kate Swaffer (pictured) who attended the Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) Conference in Peurto Rico

During the recent ADI2014 conference, it was apparent the language being used by researchers and other presenters to refer to people with dementia is still very derogatory, stigmatising and discriminatory.

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Funding Australian dementia care research

Australian dementia care researchers are urging Minister for Health the Hon Peter Dutton to ensure that a share of new dementia research funding is directed to research on care.

You can read more about this initiative and show your support by signing a petition here - http://chn.ge/1qZ0MYR

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