Since Dr Alois Alzheimer first discovered Alzheimer’s disease in 1906, clinicians and researchers have been searching for a breakthrough. Discover how Australia is preparing for the future in dementia diagnosis and care. Is our healthcare system ready for the challenge?
Dr Olivier Salvado, Lead AI CSIRO Missions and Honorary Professor, University of Queensland, explores innovations in AI which are helping researchers detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease earlier and more easily, and tells us what this might mean for future diagnosis.
Prof Henry Brodaty, Scientia Professor at UNSW, and A/Prof Rebekah Ahmed, Director of the Memory and Cognition Clinic at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, discuss recent advances in the identification of Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers, and what this may mean for future diagnosis.
References: 1. Dementia Australia (2018) Dementia Prevalence Data 2018–2058, commissioned research undertaken by NATSEM, University of Canberra. 2. The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling NATSEM (2016) Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016–2056.