Neurodegeneration Health Topics
Neurological disorders are the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. We are dedicated to finding new ways to prevent, detect and treat these disorders to ultimately deliver real-world impact.
We take a life-course approach to Aboriginal ageing and brain health that is focused on informing, educating and building the capacity of Aboriginal communities.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease but there is hope - our research is focused on finding better methods of prevention and treatment.
Dementia and frailty are linked to loss of independence and entry into aged care, and have a substantial family, societal, and economic impact.
We are focused on understanding how the brain changes with frontotemporal dementia, as well as the impact of the disease on patients and their families.
We hope to deepen our understanding of this complex disease in order to find more effective pathways to prevention and treatment.
Motor neurone disease
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease that causes rapidly progressive muscle weakness.
We are exploring the impact of long-term HIV infection on the risk of developing difficulties with memory and concentration.