Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT)

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ADNeT is a network of Australia’s leading researchers, clinicians and consumers working together on dementia prevention, treatment and care. 


ADNeT brings together 25 researchers across 15 Australian institutions, including the University of Melbourne, UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Monash University, Austin Health, Edith Cowan University, CSIRO, Flinders University, Macquarie University, NeuRA, QIMR Berghofer, SAHMRI, University of Newcastle, University of Sydney, University of Tasmania and the University of Queensland. These researchers and institutions are working on three key initiatives:

  • The establishment of a national clinical quality registry for dementia;
  • The development of unified guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of neurocognitive disorders and the creation of a network of memory clinics; and
  • The development of effective therapies for the prevention and treatment of dementia through improved patient screening and trial participation.

"The researchers at CHeBA are excited to be part of this important national network. The objectives of ADNeT align well with those of CHeBA, viz. improving the timely diagnosis of neurocognitive disorders, charting the epidemiology of dementia with greater accuracy and expediting the development of novel treatments. CHeBA is closely involved in all three initiatives of ADNeT, with three of ADNeT’s chief investigators being based in CHeBA."

- Professor Perminder Sachdev, CHeBA Co-Director and ADNeT Project Member

ADNeT has been awarded the largest single grant for dementia research ($18 mil) by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) under its Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. Further funding was granted by the Yulgilbar Foundation and the Wicking Trust.


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ADNeT's Launch

Read about CHeBA's involvement in the Launch of Australian Dementia Network