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 grants. The full-day workshops will be offered in most capital cities and will help attendees prepare for 2017 grant funding opportunities. These workshops are only available to NNIDR members and NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellows will be able to use their NNIDR activities loading to attend. If you want to find out more about NNIDR membership, please visit

More details to come.

Fellow Profile

Dr Tuan Anh Nguyen, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, University of South Australia

Dr Tuan Anh Nguyen is a NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow at Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia (QUMPRC, UniSA). Tuan has extensive experience in undertaking both quantitative and qualitative research in pharmaceutical policy and drug safety. Holding bachelor and master degrees in pharmacy, Tuan completed his PhD in public health and community medicine at the University of New South Wales. Tuan’s research has been recognised internationally; he has been appointed to be a convenor for the Generic Medicines Policies Workshop at the Asia Pacific Conference on National Medicines Policies 2012, been invited and awarded seven scholarships to present his research at international conferences, and his PhD thesis has been published by the World Health Organization on its website. As part of his NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship, Tuan will use established and novel methodologies to analyse corroborating data sources to develop a comprehensive list of the probable drugs inducing cognitive impairment.

We wish Tuan the best in his research endeavors!

Recent Publications

This section highlights publications recently published from members of the NNIDR Network.

Article:  Social-Professional Networks in Long-Term Care Settings With People With Dementia: An Approach to Better Care? A Systematic Review
Contributing NNIDR Network authors: Prof Henry Brodaty, UNSW. Janet Mitchell, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre/UNSW

What’s on in Dementia

This section highlights activities or events that may be of interest:

Two new dementia grant rounds will be opening before the end of 2016:

1. NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Grants Scheme Priority Round 2 (PR2) - opening late 2016

The NHMRC NNIDR Grants Scheme PR2 will support applications that focus on implementing dementia research into clinical practice and care.

2. NHMRC Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship Scheme – opening late 2016

The Dementia Research Leadership Fellowships support mid-career researchers to transition to leadership positions in dementia research. Funding will be available against the dementia priority framework areas of prevention, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and treatment, living with dementia, and care.

NHMRC will advise through Research Tracker, and NNIDR will advise through Dementia Dispatch when further information is available.

Dr Allen Power (United States) Public Lecture - Wellbeing and the Dementia Journey

Monday, 7 November 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
University of Western Australia Club, 2 Hackett Drive, Crawley, 6009

Alzheimer’s Australia WA will host a visit by Dr Power and offer the opportunity to hear his latest considerations on living well with dementia, how services need to be responsive to the lived experience of dementia and how we need to re-consider the communication of behaviour.

To submit your event, send the event details to

Call for Papers

Have you published a research paper on dementia lately? Have you just had a paper accepted for publication? Let us know and we’ll include a link to it in our next issue! Simply send a link to your paper to

Share your story 

If you have a story to share on dementia, whether its research or personal experience, please contact or phone 02 6217 9172. Your story may be published in the next newsletter, or used as vignettes in Institute-related communication materials, or created into a feature story and pitched to the media.