Dementia Dispatch Newsletter 2017

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Dementia Dispatch Issue 19, December 2017

Director's Update In this final Newsletter for 2017, we celebrate the winners of our best presentation and best speaker awards at ADF2017 and bring you news of two important international initiatives – The European Framework JPND Program’s Global Cohort Portal and the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention. Looking back, it has been a huge year for NNIDR, with three national events held and five funding schemes progressed, all addressing critical priorities for dementia research...

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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....

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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 Issue 16, 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...

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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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