The Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care is unique in that it brings together leading researchers in different disciplines - from prominent clinical researchers to leading exercise physiologists and brain imaging experts. The Centre has also established research collaboration with the Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute (ANRI) and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH).
The Centre’s mission is to lower the burden of Alzheimer’s disease on the community and to enhance the quality of life of people affected by this devastating disease and our Vision is to see a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
The aim of the Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care is to:
- contribute to the community by developing effective strategies for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease;
- develop tests for the early diagnosis of the disease;
- develop effective treatments that delay the onset of the disease and reduce its progression; and
- make a substantial difference in the care, well-being and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Centre intends to achieve this objective through:
- Foundational research – aimed at achieving a molecular/cellular-level understanding of Alzheimer’s disease that underpins the more applied ‘translational’ research in the centre, while having the potential for the discovery of therapeutic drugs.
- Translational research – aimed at clinical outcomes – building on the outputs of foundational research and producing outputs that, when translated to practice, will improve population health and health policy.
- Enabling (applied) research – aimed at facilitating translation of research into practice.