Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust
What is the Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust?
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust Inc. (Charities Act Registration number CC26344) was established in 2004 to receive and allocate grants for dementia research purposes.
It is the only national trust in New Zealand solely dedicated to promoting and supporting dementia research.
What is Dementia?
Throughout the world someone is diagnosed with dementia every 3.2 seconds. Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by diseases that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Millions of people throughout the world live with dementia. Millions more families and friends live with the daily challenges of dementia. People of all ages, ethnicity and intellectual ability can be affected by dementia and while it is more common in people aged over 65, younger people are also affected. Dementia is distressing and progressive and its effects are far reaching.
DEMENTIA PREVENTION RESEARCH CLINICS
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust is the Foundation Sponsor for the establishment of a network of Dementia Prevention Research Clinics throughout New Zealand. On Friday 8th April, 2016 the Auckland Dementia Prevention Research Clinic, the first of three clinics, was launched in the Centre for Brain Research. The Dunedin Dementia Prevention Research Clinic was launched on the 23rd February 2018 with the Christchurch clinic to be launched later in 2018. The goal of BRNZ’s Dementia Prevention Research Clinics is to recruit individuals with mild cognitive decline or the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and to provide them with thorough assessment and feedback on their condition together with the opportunity to be involved in longitudinal and intervention studies that aim to slow down the onset and/or progression of the disease. Since opening the Auckland Clinic has successfully trialled and established a template of clinical, cognitive, brain-imaging and blood collection and processing protocols on 60 people who have attended. It is the beginning of a great journey that combines the input of the community, clinicians and brain scientists.
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust Small Project Rounds
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust Small Project Round for 2019
The Alzheimers New Zealand Charitable Trust is solely dedicated to dementia research. The Trust’s primary objective is to support individuals and organisations undertaking medical and social research for the benefit of people (directly or indirectly) affected by dementia.
In 2019 $10,000 is available for research focused on the health and social aspects of dementia. Any relevant topic will be considered.
Why Invest in Dementia Research?
Developing new strategies for managing and treating dementia relies on understanding these diseases through research.