Resources

Find out what ADNeT’s work is about

World Class Dementia Screening Program

The Australian Dementia Network is creating the first national clinical dementia registry. This will help improve the quality of dementia care by: – Benchmarking process and outcome measures among care providers – Identifying significant variations in process and care outcomes – Monitoring access to care – Better understanding carer burden to improve dementia health policy and service delivery – Incorporating the voice of people with dementia in the decisions affecting their care.

For more information visit: australiandementianetwork.org.au/initiatives/clinical-quality-registry/ 

The ADNeT Memory Clinics Initiative is establishing a collaborative, national network of dementia researchers, clinicians and associated healthcare providers. The purpose of this initiative is to enable the efficient translation of research into clinical practice and to provide an ideal framework for the development of new Memory Clinic facilities, to ensure that all Australians have access to high-quality dementia assessments, irrespective of their geographical location and socioeconomic status.

For more information, please visit australiandementianetwork.org.au/initiatives/memory-clinics-network/ 

The Australian Dementia Network Screening and Trials initiative seeks to accelerate development of effective therapies to prevent or treat dementia, by closely collaborating with international sponsors to encourage large trials to be brought to Australia and by giving more Australians access to the latest potential therapies via trial participation.

For more information, please visit australiandementianetwork.org.au/initiatives/adnet-trials/

FDG PET Imaging for the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias

Case- based learning: Reading FDG PET

Professor Chris Rowe: ADNeT, Neuroimaging and Other Biomarkers. Presented at ‘Alzheimer’s beyond COVID-19′ – Dementia Trials Australia Annual Scientific Meeting 

WEBINARS

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Webinar | Post-diagnostic support – how ‘Forward with Dementia’ and Dementia Australia can help

In this webinar, Professor Lee-Fay Low will begin by presenting quantitative and qualitative data from the COGNISANCE study showing the need for post-diagnostic support in Australia. Emma Craig will outline Dementia Australia’s currently available post-diagnostic support program.

Influencing Policy Through Dementia Research

Presentations by Robert Day (Australian Government Department of Health), Glenn Rees (Alzheimer’s Disease International), Henry Brodaty (Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration)

Webinar Opportunities for collaborating with ADNeT

The purpose of this webinar was to explore the opportunities for early and mid career researchers to collaborate with ADNeT’s three main initiatives: the ADNeT Registry, Screening and Trials, and Memory Clinics.

Webinar | Sleep Disturbance and Dementia

Professor Sharon Naismith provides an overview of common types of sleep problems, how they relate to underlying markers of neurodegeneration, and the mechanisms by which sleep disturbance is likely to be detrimental to brain health. Finally, treatment options and their current evidence base are discussed. Professor Simon Lewis presents on isolated Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behaviour – iRBD and how correctly identifying the presence of iRBD may afford the opportunity to offer a disease modifying intervention.

ADNet Dementia Australia Research Foundation grant webinar

This webinar hosted by ADNeT’s Early and Mid-Career Accelerator Group provides information about the 2021 Dementia Australia Research Foundation grant applications.

Webinar | Clinical Quality Registries for Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Australia

Dr Stephanie Ward outlines ADNeT’s Clinical Quality Registry (CQR) – Australia’s first clinical quality registry that will measure and benchmark clinical care for people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Dr Monica Cations provides an introduction to the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), and how the important data captured is utilised to monitor care quality over time and across geographic regions. Together, Dr Ward and Dr Cations describe how ROSA and the ADNeT CQR will complement each other to improve dementia care quality and safety across Australia.

Webinar | Cognitive Interventions for Older Adults: Evidence and a Move Towards Implementation

Dr Loren Mowszowski and Dr Kerryn Pike provide an overview of approaches to cognitive intervention and briefly review the evidence base in healthy older adults, those with mild cognitive impairment, and those with dementia. Together, they illustrate important components of these interventions through description of two programs with a strong evidence base: The Healthy Brain Ageing cognitive training program (University of Sydney) and the LaTCH memory management program (La Trobe University, Caulfield Hospital). They finish by exploring what is needed to enable older Australians access to evidence-based interventions nationwide.

Webinar | Development and Function of the Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS)

A/Prof Mark Yates and Elizabeth Rand provide an overview of the Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS); the process of achieving consensus on the state-wide service guidelines, and the changes that have occurred to service provision and client groups in Victoria from 1998 to now. At the end of this webinar, Emma Craig Director of Client Services at Dementia Australia, discuss their new post-diagnostic support program.

Webinar | Frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body dementia

A/Professor Rebekah Ahmed and A/Professor Rosie Watson explore the current understanding and management of Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Lewy body dementia.

Webinar | ADNeT Screening for Trials and Memory Clinics

Professor Christopher Rowe and A/Professor Michael Woodward discuss how the ADNeT Screening and Trials program provides free access to amyloid PET, as well as the critical importance of Memory Clinics in preventing and curing disease of ageing.