Dementia Collaborative Research Centre for Early Diagnosis & Prevention
The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre for Early Diagnosis & Prevention (DCRC-EDP) is based at CRAHW and Professor Kaarin Anstey is the Director. It is one of three collaborative research centres' that are funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council as part of the Government’s Dementia Initiative.
The DCRC-EDP comprises two research streams:
- early detection and diagnosis
- risk reduction and prevention.
The Centre conducts research based at a number of Australian universities and institutions:
- Austin Health
- The Australian National University
- Edith Cowan University
- Mental Health Research Institute
- University of Canberra
- University of Queensland
The work of the DCRC is involved conducting high quality research into dementia from different disciplinary perspectives and from different stakeholder perspectives including the person with dementia, carers, the population who are at risk of dementia, and the health services that support those with dementia and their carers. Dementia researchers come from many backgrounds including nursing, medicine, psychology, basic science, technology, communications, and health sciences.