FRONTIER is investigating the neurological, psychological and biological basis of brain function in frontotemporal dementia and healthy ageing.
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
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.
- Ahmed, R.M., Kaizik, C., Irish, M., Mioshi, E., Dermody, N., Kiernan, M., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R. (in press) Characterising Sexual behaviour in frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print]
- Irish, M., Kamminga, J., Addis, D.R., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O. (in press) ‘Language of the past’ – Exploring past tense disruption during autobiographical narration in neurodegenerative disorders. Journal of Neuropsychology, May 27 [Epub ahead of print]
- Kumfor, K., Hutchings, R., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., Piguet O. (2015) Do I know you? Examining face and object memory in frontotemporal dementia. Neuropsychologia, (71), 101-111.
- Leyton, C.E., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., McLean, C.A., Kril, J.J., Ballard, K.J. (2015) Is the logopenic variant of primary progressive aphasia a unitary disorder? Cortex, 67,122-133.
- Tu, S., Wong, S., Hodges, J.R., Irish, M., Piguet, O., Hornberger, M. (2015) Lost in spatial translation - A novel tool to objectively assess spatial disorientation in Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. Cortex, (67), 83-94.
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Younger Onset Dementia (YOD) impacts on thousands of Australians – patients as well as their immediate family and friends, and the community at large.
Younger Onset Dementia can begin to affect people in their 40’s – in the prime of their lives.
This revised booklet produced by Alzheimer’s Australia and FRONTIER is based on 20 years of research and is designed to help those living or interacting with individuals with dementia.
Download the guide here