Our story is a testament to our unrelenting commitment to research, innovation, and progress.

We are driven by a deep commitment to reducing the impact of these diseases and enhancing the lives of people around the world.

Alzheimer’s Research Australia conducts significant Alzheimer’s research in a state-of-the-art research facility, supporting collaborative research with our university partners while providing research governance and support activities that allow researchers to focus on research that delivers impact and better outcomes.

Pioneering Progress Since 2000

Since our inception in 2000, we’ve been at the forefront of the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. We’ve pioneered new scientific research and innovative initiatives aimed at reducing the impact of this formidable adversary. Our journey has been one of remarkable growth and transformation.

A Legacy of Adaptability and Dedication

Throughout our evolution, we’ve undergone several changes to facilitate our expanding research needs and align our identity with our expanding scope. Each transformation has showcased our adaptability and unwavering commitment to remaining leaders in Alzheimer’s research.

From Humble Beginnings to Leading the Way

Our journey began in 1993 in a single laboratory at Hollywood Repatriation General Hospital, in Western Australia. Over the years, we’ve been known by different names – the Sir James McCusker Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit, the McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, and the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Throughout these changes, we’ve consistently reflected our commitment to advancing scientific knowledge.

By changing its name to Alzheimer’s Research Australia in January 2024, the organisation aims to recognise its activities aligned to that of a medical research institute whilst maintaining its absolute focus on Alzheimer’s research. This is a significant milestone for the organisation and captures the essence of our work and underscores our commitment to finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Our story is a testament to decades of hard work and community support in the pursuit of a brighter future. Join us in this journey.

Together, we can change the future.

Leaders in the field

Our Mission and Values

Excellence In Research
As leaders, we are constantly undertaking and delivering pioneering advancements that play a vital role in research breakthroughs.

We are positively engaged in the Alzheimer’s disease conversation, igniting dynamic partnerships across the global research community.

Every discovery contributes to deepening the understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Advancing our knowledge today helps to shape a better future for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

We believe in building a sustainable research community that is specialised, agile and adaptable, always seeking new ways to make a positive impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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