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Dementia Dispatch Issue 18, October 2017

NNIDR Australian Dementia Forum Funding International  What’s On Useful References Resources Share your story  NNIDR Australian Dementia Forum -15-17 October 2017, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre We are delighted to introduce our Keynote Speaker for the upcoming forum: Professor Sam Gandy MD PhD Mount Sinai Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research Dr Gandy is an international expert in the metabolism of amyloid, the substance that clogs the brain in patients with Alzheimer's. In...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 17, August 2017

Director’s Report  News Items NHMRC Update Fellow Profile Dementia Institute Fellows Report  Current Funding Rounds What’s On Useful References Call for papers Share your story Director’s Report  Congratulations to all the new grant recipients announced in July, we welcome all new grant holders to the Dementia Institute membership. The new research will soon be underway across all the Dementia Institute’s Strategic Roadmap Priorities, with the project grants focusing in...

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Dementia Dispatch July 2017

JULY NEWSLETTER From the Director Australian Dementia Forum 2017: Call for Abstracts Now Open Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre Awards New Funding for Implementation NHMRC Public Consultation: “A Framework for NHMRC Assessment and Funding of Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies” NNIDR Fellow Dr Emily Reeve and team reach project milestone: Deprescribing Guideline NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow Profile: Scott Ayton Useful References Share your story From the Director The NNIDR...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 15, May 2017

From the Director In the three short months since my commencement in late February, I have learned a great deal about the Institute’s strategic potential to contribute to improved outcomes for people with dementia, their carers and families, through excellence in, and impact through, research. Having a personal story of my mother singly raising her three children while dealing with crippling rheumatism and osteoarthritis, I know the crooked paths our health and care system can take us down, as...

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Dementia Dispatch – NNIDR Public Lecture Tour 2017 Edition

NNIDR Public Lecture Tour starts next week. Register now! NNIDR kicks off its National Public Lecture Tour Series in Sydney on 15 March 2017 during Brain Awareness Week and will continue through April with stops in all Australian states. The tour is part of the Australian Government’s Boosting Dementia Research initiative. The free tour will feature 2016 Ryman Prize winner, Professor Henry Brodaty AO, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney and will have stops...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 14, January 2017

NNIDR Update – NNIDR Public Lecture Tour starts in March 2017 NNIDR kicks off its Public Lecture Tour Series during Brain Awareness Week in March 2017 and will continue through April. The tour will feature 2016 Ryman Prize winner Professor Henry Brodaty and will have stops in each capital city in Australia. The tour will provide an insider snapshot at the current state of dementia research in Australia and the work of the institute. Wicking Trust is also sponsoring the visit of Harry Johns,...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 13, November, December 2016

NNIDR Update – Boosting Dementia Research opportunities now open Two new Boosting Dementia Research schemes have been announced and are now open. Boosting Dementia Research Grants Opportunity The Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme Priority Round 1 will support applications that focus on implementing dementia research into clinical practice and care. PR1 is providing up to $18 million in funding to support applications that improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers through...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 12, October 2016

NNIDR Update - Members Grant Writing Workshops available soon NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow Profile Recent Publications What’s on in Dementia Call for Papers Share your story NNIDR Update – Members Grant Writing Workshops available soon Being a member of the NNIDR will give you access to exclusive Institute events and activities, including professional development opportunities. The first of these activities will be a grant writing workshop designed specifically for NHMRC...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 11, September 2016

World Alzheimer’s Day NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow Profile What’s on in Dementia Call for Papers Share your story World Alzheimer’s Day – 21 September 2016 World Alzheimer’s Day is an opportune time to reflect on your research efforts and realise the importance of your work as researchers. There are 353,800 people living with dementia in Australia and a further 1.2million people involved in their care. The research and translation work enabled through the Institute aims to...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 10, August 2016

September is Dementia Awareness Month NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow Profile Recent Publications What's on in Dementia Call for Papers September is Dementia Awareness Month September is Dementia Awareness Month. The theme for this year is ‘You are not alone’, and hopes to inspire Australians to seek more information about dementia and to help people living with the condition feel less isolated and alone. September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day, on this day and throughout September...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 06, April 2016

Australian Dementia Forum Overview Keynote Speakers Sponsorship Supplementary Event Call for Papers Overview Brisbane will be the host city for inaugural Australian Dementia Forum being held from 1-3 May 2016. The forum will provide a unique blend of research, education, inspiration and networking. The Forum will cover four main themes: Diagnosis/Assessment Care/Living with Dementia Intervention/Treatment Prevention There will be feature keynote speeches by international and Australian experts...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 05, March 2016

Message from the Director Registrations now open - Australia Dementia Forum 2016 NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow Profile Join our membership network Important dates From the Director’s OfficeProfessor John McCallum Since the last Newsletter we have been focused on major developments for the Institute, most recently, building our consumer engagement in research. The Institute partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia at their Consumer Summit 15-16 March 2016 in Parliament House where...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 04, February 2016

Message from the Director NNIDR Symposium update NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow Profile Important Dates Call for Papers From the Director’s OfficeProfessor John McCallum The NNIDR is well on the way with the planning for our inaugural symposium which is taking place in Brisbane at the beginning of May this year. It will be first in a series of Australian Dementia Forums with major international speakers. One of our primary goals at the Institute is to foster collaboration among...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 03, January 2016

Welcome to the NNIDR Team Kiki Josifovski will join the NNIDR team on Monday 8 February 2016 to manage the Research Network and Communications. Kiki joins us from the ACT Government, following a secondment with the ACT Asbestos Response Taskforce, where he helped manage PR and media around the Asbestos crisis facing the ACT. Kiki is looking forward to joining the team at NNIDR and utilising his experience supporting people dealing with challenging circumstances and illness. New details and Save...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 02, November 2015

A Dementia friendly Australia, or are we?  “It’s our responsibility to strengthen the links of the community, otherwise we’re taking away the identity of people with dementia.” Professor Richard Fleming.   To see the environment through the eyes of someone who is living with dementia is the only way to create dementia friendly communities. Professor Richard Fleming spoke to Alzheimer’s Australia in Canberra this month about shifting the environment to help explore the design principles that...

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 01, October 2015

Welcome to the Dementia Institute’s first newsletter Charles Dickens wrote in the first sentence of The Tale of Two Cities “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” So it is also at a time when the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has reported dementia as the second leading underlying cause of death in Australia and, in the same week, the Health Minister announced 76 new fellows would be funded to undertake dementia research. It is truly a time of growing concerns...

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