FRONTIER is investigating the neurological, psychological and biological basis of brain function in frontotemporal dementia and healthy ageing.


Professor John Hodges was awarded the Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Research for his work in cognition in neurodegenerative conditions.

He was presented the award at the opening session at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015 in Washington DC, USA on 19 July 2015 (

Also Sicong Tu was awarded the INS SLC Student Research Award at the recent INS/ASSBI conference in Sydney for his talk “Orientation dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease”.

Registration for the inaugural Asia Pacific FTD/MND Meeting is now open.

Read Fiona Kumfor and Sicong Tu's piece about "Can your brain be full" in The Conversation.
1 June 2015

Congratulations to Dr Fiona Kumfor (Memory Program) for winning the 2015 Paxinos Prize!
21 May 2015

Available Now - Revised Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) booklet produced by Alzheimer's Australia and FRONTIER (see below in FRONTIER Resources for link to download)

Phd Project Opportunities- details here

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Listen to Professor Hodges and Associate Professor Olivier Piguet discussing dementia, corticobasal syndrome and the ACE Mobile


Carers, patients & volunteers

One of the aims of FRONTIER is to provide information and support for patients, carers and their families.

FRONTIER Publications

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FRONTIER Resources

Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) impacts on thousands of Australians - from the immediate family and friends to those in the community who, often by chance, have to cope with YOD sufferers.

Younger Onset Dementia can begin to affect people in their 40's - in the prime of their lives.

The five-chapter, 38 page online booklet produced by the Neuroscience Research Australia (formerly Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (POWMRI), is based on 20 years of research and is designed to help those living with or exposed to people showing early onset dementia signs as well as those confirmed to already have symptoms.

Download the guide here

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