Research studies foster a deeper understanding of the complex interplay of the many factors that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

Every discovery contributes to deepening the understanding of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

The insights gleaned from research help to inform scientific advancements and lead to pioneering developments and treatments.

Alzheimer’s Research Australia supports research in four key areas:

    • understanding how the disease develops
    • identifying factors to delay or prevent the onset of the disease
    • developing tools for early diagnosis
    • evaluating and developing Alzheimer’s disease treatments.

Some of the studies conducted at Alzheimer’s Research Australia are observational and involve collecting and reviewing data. These data enable a better understanding of how the disease manifests, and what contributes to the progression or delay in the disease.

Other studies involve the researchers designing a study with controlled variables, interventions, and intentional data points.



When researchers make a discovery, it is published in a research paper and made available to researchers all over the world. Research is peer-reviewed and published on global platforms which allow researchers to share their work with the global community.






Many types of data are collected including:


  • Neuropsychological assessments designed to evaluate a person’s memory and thinking, behaviour and mood
  • Brain imaging such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • Highly specialised blood tests.


Some of the research studies that our organisation is conducting have been running for more than 25 years!