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


Women in Science Fellowship Award

Muireann Irish was awarded a L’Oreal-UNESCO Australia & New Zealand for Women in Science Fellowship yesterday. Muireann was selected from over 400 candidates. This prestigious fellowship is in recognition for her work on memory and dementia.

More information can be found here: 
and a short video of Muireann speaking about her work is at:  - 9 August 2015.

Award of Dementia Team Grants

FRONTIER is part of a successful team that was awarded one of only 6 Dementia Research Team Grants by the National Health & Research Council of Australia. This team, led by Professor Glenda Halliday has received 6.5 million to investigate causes and progression of non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias. Media release - 7 August 2015

Prof John Hodges receives life achievement award - 19 July 2015

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 Conference in Washington DC, USA.

PhD student awarded prize at INS conference

Sicong Tu was awarded the INS SLC Student Research Award at the INS/ASSBI conference in Sydney for his talk “Orientation dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease” -2 July 2015.

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

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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FRONTIER Communications

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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