New research seeks to improve dementia diagnosis in Australia

The Centre of Research Excellence in Enhanced Dementia Diagnosis (CREEDD) is a multidisciplinary group of neuroscientists, implementation scientists, and clinicians from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and research partners at Monash University, The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Turner Institute, Austin Health, the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Deakin University, University of Queensland and Macquarie University.

Funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), CREEDD aims to develop new pathways to implement diagnostic technologies for dementia into clinics around Australia and improve the level of care, treatment and overall health outcomes for people living with dementia.

There are currently no objective tests used in clinical practice to diagnose dementia, and this uncertainty often leads to delayed diagnosis, increases patient and caregiver anxiety, delays access to supportive services and therapeutic interventions, and promotes premature quality of life decisions such as early retirement.

The CREEDD team invites clinicians and key stakeholders involved in dementia diagnosis to participate in a workshop to help them learn about current processes, barriers, enablers and recommendations and better understand what is needed for new and promising dementia diagnosis technologies to become available for all Australians.

How can you help?

This study is seeking your help as a clinician and/or key stakeholder who works in dementia. If you are a geriatrician, nurse, neuropsychologist, allied health professional (for example, social worker, psychologist), general practitioner, or practice manager and administration/receptionist in a memory clinic across rural, regional, or metropolitan Melbourne, then CREEDD want to hear from you. You are also eligible to participate if you are a laboratory scientist, clinical researcher, clinical neuropsychologist, or imaging scientist.

Workshops will go for up to 90 minutes and participants will receive a $50 gift card for participation.

There are six workshop dates to choose from with the first workshop to be held on Monday November 14th. See the CREEDD Eventbrite page for all workshop details and registrations.

You can read the project information statement here.

If you have questions about this study please contact Dr Darshini Ayton by email at or via telephone on 03 9903 1660.