Media Release 2018

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Dementia leading cause of death for women, second leading cause for all Australians

Dementia remains Australia’s second leading cause of death overall, and the leading cause of death for women, according to the Causes of Death 2017 Report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias accounted for 13,729 deaths, including 8,859 deaths of women, in Australia in 2017. The number of deaths from dementia has increased by 68% over the past decade, with the death rate increasing from 33.1 deaths per 100,000 people in 2008, to 41.6 in...

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International survey calls for greater awareness of dementia research

The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) welcomes this week’s release of key findings from the world’s largest Alzheimer’s survey, which has shown that responders were overwhelmingly willing to be involved in dementia research. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), in association with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), Novartis and Amgen, conducted the survey of more than 10,000 adults across ten countries. The survey found that people’s willingness to become involved in...

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$18 million announced for National Dementia Network

    The Australian Government has today announced $18 million to establish the Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) – the largest single research program to be funded to date through the Government’s Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. “Accelerating innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia is a global priority and research effort that Australia is proud to be a part of,” Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt said. ADNeT will bring dementia...

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Early outcomes announced for $200mil investment in dementia research

The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) has today released details of the early outcomes of the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. Speaking at the International Dementia Conference in Sydney, Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, formally launched the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative Early Outcomes Report and said collaboration and investment were key to building on the advances in dementia research. “Dementia is the second leading cause of death in this country —...

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