Sadly, most people have seen the debilitating affects of dementia on a loved one.
Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, consisting of about 70% of all cases. There is no cure for dementia, which is why investment in research is critical to help people living with this devastating disease.
Dementia expert Dr Monica Cations answers your questions
Providing access to a FREE dementia screening clinic which can detect your risk of Alzheimer’s 15-20 years in advance.
Upgrading the 25-bed Whittaker Ward at Noarlunga Hospital to better cater for the needs of its patients who are primarily aged over 65 or have dementia or cognitive impairment.
Helping people who are newly diagnosed with dementia to ‘take charge’ of their condition, with evidence-based interventions for the first few weeks and months following diagnosis and also for the long-term.
Developing a new tool to inform older adults on the best way to live their life to help reduce the risk of getting dementia, including guidelines on sleep, diet and physical activity.
Improving care in hospitals for people with dementia to reduce patient distress and prevent challenging behaviours.
Investigating whether a common heart disorder is associated with a higher risk of dementia and whether screening guidelines need to be adapted.
A clinical trial is investigating whether three Chinese herbs (Ginseng, Ginkgo and Saffron) reduce inflammation in the brain and improve the symptoms associated with vascular dementia.