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The Australian Dementia Network, in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health, is proudly presenting the Australian Dementia Research Forum 2022.

Dementia is a major and growing health issue for Australians.

In 2022, an estimated 487,500 people are living with dementia and this number is growing by about 250 persons each day.

Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians and is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians aged 65 and over.

The Australian Dementia Research Forum is dedicated to advancing dementia science and research, bringing together researchers, health professionals and policy makers, as well as people living with dementia and their families and carers. 

The forum will be held virtually on Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31.

The theme for this year, ‘Early Diagnosis – Effective Treatment’, will include presentations and keynote addresses from leading national and international researchers from the UK, the US and Sweden.

The final program has been released and will include; a great debate examining the question of whether Anti-AB amyloid therapies should be made available to treat Alzheimer’s Disease in Australia; a panel discussion on translational research focus for aged care; and keynote presentations and symposiums covering areas of dementia research such as:

  • Dementia prevention
  • Diagnosis and treatment of dementia
  • Dementia care
  • Dementia in Australia’s CALD communities
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • World Alzheimer’s Report 2021: Journey through the diagnosis of dementia
  • Implementing dementia research into practice

Keynote international speakers include:

  • Paola Barbarino
  • CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease International, London, England
  • Professor Charles de Carli 
  • Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Center, University of California, US 
  • Professor Oskar Hansson
  • Clinical Memory Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Sweden
  • Professor Craig Ritchie
  • Chair of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh and Director of Brain Health Scotland and Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention University of Edinburgh, UK

They will be joined by many more leading Australian researchers.

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