Dementia Collaborative Research Centre


Closer examination of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is critical in identifying individuals at high risk of developing dementia, new research finds.


Three out of four dementia patients in nursing homes who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs to control their symtpoms do not need them, a UNSW-led trial has shown.

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A simple online tool developed with UNSW support will help bank staff combat the growing problem of financial abuse of people with dementia.


A new report prepared by UNSW's Dementia Collaborative Research Centre forecasts that three million Australians will develop dementia between 2012 and 2050.

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Humour therapy is as effective as widely used antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in people with dementia - and avoids serious drug side effects, a new study shows.