A follow-up to the well-received Early Outcomes Report in 2018, the 2014-2019 Report provides details of the 146 grants that have been awarded to 366 leading dementia researchers, working across 29 universities and research institutions through the five year $200 million Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. Six case studies are featured in the Report along with four researcher profiles, highlighting significant successes in dementia research across prevention, treatment, diagnosis and care.
The Australian Dementia Forum 2019 focused on Shining a light on the impact of dementia research - and shared stories of impact from researchers, health service providers, and people living with dementia, their families and carers. From 233 submitted abstracts, researchers delivered 73 individual presentations and 145 poster presentations to the delegation at the Australian Dementia Forum 2019.
The 2019 Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research and Translation was launched by Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians at the Australian Dementia Forum in Hobart, 13-14 June 2019. The 2019 Roadmap outlines the priorities for dementia research in Australia and the vision, objectives and principles for NNIDR the underpin our activities. It was adopted in 2016, updated in July 2017 and most recently reviewed in 2018 following an extensive stakeholder consultation process.
The Australian Dementia Forum (ADF) 2018 encouraged collaboration and capacity building across Australia's network of dementia researchers, and greater connection with international research teams, similarly dedicated to tackling the challenge of dementia. From 179 submitted abstracts, researchers delivered 45 individual presentations and 93 poster presentations to the delegation at ADF 2018.
The Early Outcomes Report is the first public report on research projects funded under the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. The report profiles examples of funded research across five research priority areas - prevention, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and treatment, living with dementia, and care.