Support Dementia Research 

Every three seconds someone around the world develops dementia. Help us discover answers to one of Australia’s greatest health challenges, as we work to improve the lives of people living with dementia and to one day hopefully find a cure.

IHMRI’s Dementia Research 

Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s Disease

Our researchers are working to better understand Alzheimer’s Disease, the leading cause of dementia, in the hope of finding a cure for the ones we love. 

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Our team of researchers are looking at ways to improve the lives of people living with dementia, including research into improving drug treatments to manage symptoms. 


As dementia symptoms progress our loved ones often require additional care to ensure they live their best life. Our team of researchers are looking at translation strategies to guide carers and healthcare practitioners delivering aged and dementia care services.

Dementia Action Week Webinar

Join us on Wednesday 23 September as we discuss with a local expert panel the issue of loneliness and isolation for those living with dementia. COVID has impacted us all in some way, but it has hit the loneliest members of our community hardest. 

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for up to 70% of cases. PhD Candidate Rachelle Balez shares IHMRI’s research into Alzheimer’s Disease addressing the neurological aspect of the disease, the challenges researchers face and the role a healthy lifestyle plays. 

Together we can defeat dementia