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Promoting Timely Diagnosis of Dementia


“Promoting Timely Diagnosis of Dementia” is the interim name for a new research project which commenced 1 October 2022, funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund.

The project is led by the University of Sydney’s Professor Lee-Fay Low who is working with several of the co-designers and researchers from the Forward with Dementia team, as well as new collaborators.

The project aims to increase public knowledge about the benefits of dementia diagnosis and treatments and services, decrease stigma, and increase motivations and triggers for help-seeking. The project also aims to increase skills in dementia detection and management in primary care.

The team comprises researchers from six Australian universities who will work alongside people living with dementia, carers, general practitioners, practice nurses and practice managers as well as primary healthcare networks. The interventions will be tested in in Western Sydney, Western Victoria and Adelaide. The team will compare the public health campaign and a primary care practice change program implemented individually or jointly.


Get involved in this research

Researchers need to speak to people from Adelaide and Greater Sydney:

  • who are worried that they, or someone they care for, may be getting dementia; OR
  • who have recently been diagnosed with dementia, or care for someone recently diagnosed.

Take part in an interview or focus group about the benefits and barriers to seeking a dementia diagnosis. Participate online or face-to-face (Adelaide or Sydney-based university campuses).


For more information

Contact Dr Annica Barcenilla-Wong via:

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