Dementia is a broad term that describes numerous conditions relating to a decline in cognitive function beyond the normal ageing process. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease which accounts for up to 70 per cent of all dementias. Other types of dementia include Lewy Bodies dementia, vascular dementia, Korsakov's syndrome and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Symptoms typically include memory loss, confusion, difficulty with familiar tasks, and changes in personality, mood, and behaviour. Dementia represents a significant burden on the community in financial, emotional and social terms.

This disease is being researched in the following projects:

Research Projects