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McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

Contact

Name: Ellaine Hislop

Position: Fundraising

Email: admin@alzheimers.com.au

Address

Ste 22 Hollywood Medical Ctr 85 Monash Ave

Nedlands

Perth 6009

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Our Mission / Objective

Our Beneficiaries

With the support of generous donors, the Foundation provides significant support to the work of internationally acclaimed researchers undertaking leading edge projects in Alzheimer’s disease. We aim to increase the understanding of the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, develop an early diagnosis, and identify treatments to:

  • prevent the development of the disease,
  • defer its onset,
  • slow or stop its progression, and
  • lessen or remove the underlying causes once the condition has developed.

 

 

Projects in Progress

Current Research

The Foundation is currently conducting research into memory studies, brain imaging, and blood tests to find an early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease. We also aim to discover lifestyle interventions to delay the onset of disease symptons and develop better treatments for those already diagnosed.

As part of our research into diagnosis, we are undertaking the latest, highly specialised brain imaging, known as PET-PIB. This allows detection of the accumulation of beta amyloid in the living brain. While beta amyloid is a diagnostic marker, it is not sufficiently reliable on its own. We are also collaborating with researchers in Singapore and the USA to develop a suite of bio-markers and an accurate and reliable diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

The major research projects currently underway in the Sir James McCusker Alzheimer’s Disease Research Laboratory include:

Our People

Names of Board Members

The current Board members are:

  • Mr Enzo Sirna AM (Chairman) – President Italo-Australian Welfare and Cultural Centre.
  • Dr Terry Bayliss (Deputy Chair, Hollywood Private Hospital representative) – Manager Development Projects and Research, Hollywood Private Hospital.
  • Mr Rob Davies (Treasurer) – Accountant, actively involved in fundraising for the Foundation through the Lions Club of Bull Creek.
  • Professor Ralph Martins (Director of Research) – Inaugural Chair Alzheimer’s and Ageing at Edith Cowan University, Associate Professor at UWA.
  • Associate Professor David Groth (Representative Scientific Advisory Committee) – Associate Professor at Curtin University of Technology.
  • Peter Stevens – retired accountant.
  • Ms Jenny Day – former Executive Officer of the Community Development Foundation.
  • Mr Larry Lopez – venture capitalist with extensive commercial experience.
  • Mr Ron Bennetts SF Fin (Senior Fellow Finsia) – Not for Profit Consultant.
  • Mr Russell Delroy – Director Nero Resource Fund.
  • Dr Michael Quinlan – physician, Professor of Medicine Notre Dame University.
  • Ms Jee-Seon Lee – commercial lawyer, partner at Johnson Winter & Slattery.

Registration Information

ABN

34 575 647 667

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Has a family member or friend been affected by Alzheimer’s disease? We so wish that our vision for an Alzheimer’s disease free world was a reality in time to make a difference in their life. And just because it isn’t a reality right now, doesn’t mean we won’t keep trying. Our researchers will keep going until we have earlier diagnosis tools, better treatments and ultimately, a cure.

But to do that, we are asking for help.

You can play a vital role in reaching an Alzheimer’s free world. Will you consider including a gift to the McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation in your Will?

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Our Beneficiaries

With the support of generous donors, the Foundation provides significant support to the work of internationally acclaimed researchers undertaking leading edge projects in Alzheimer’s disease. We aim to increase the understanding of the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, develop an early diagnosis, and identify treatments to:

  • prevent the development of the disease,
  • defer its onset,
  • slow or stop its progression, and
  • lessen or remove the underlying causes once the condition has developed.

 

 

Projects in Progress

Current Research

The Foundation is currently conducting research into memory studies, brain imaging, and blood tests to find an early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease. We also aim to discover lifestyle interventions to delay the onset of disease symptons and develop better treatments for those already diagnosed.

As part of our research into diagnosis, we are undertaking the latest, highly specialised brain imaging, known as PET-PIB. This allows detection of the accumulation of beta amyloid in the living brain. While beta amyloid is a diagnostic marker, it is not sufficiently reliable on its own. We are also collaborating with researchers in Singapore and the USA to develop a suite of bio-markers and an accurate and reliable diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

The major research projects currently underway in the Sir James McCusker Alzheimer’s Disease Research Laboratory include:

Our People

Names of Board Members

The current Board members are:

  • Mr Enzo Sirna AM (Chairman) – President Italo-Australian Welfare and Cultural Centre.
  • Dr Terry Bayliss (Deputy Chair, Hollywood Private Hospital representative) – Manager Development Projects and Research, Hollywood Private Hospital.
  • Mr Rob Davies (Treasurer) – Accountant, actively involved in fundraising for the Foundation through the Lions Club of Bull Creek.
  • Professor Ralph Martins (Director of Research) – Inaugural Chair Alzheimer’s and Ageing at Edith Cowan University, Associate Professor at UWA.
  • Associate Professor David Groth (Representative Scientific Advisory Committee) – Associate Professor at Curtin University of Technology.
  • Peter Stevens – retired accountant.
  • Ms Jenny Day – former Executive Officer of the Community Development Foundation.
  • Mr Larry Lopez – venture capitalist with extensive commercial experience.
  • Mr Ron Bennetts SF Fin (Senior Fellow Finsia) – Not for Profit Consultant.
  • Mr Russell Delroy – Director Nero Resource Fund.
  • Dr Michael Quinlan – physician, Professor of Medicine Notre Dame University.
  • Ms Jee-Seon Lee – commercial lawyer, partner at Johnson Winter & Slattery.

Registration Information

ABN

34 575 647 667

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Has a family member or friend been affected by Alzheimer’s disease? We so wish that our vision for an Alzheimer’s disease free world was a reality in time to make a difference in their life. And just because it isn’t a reality right now, doesn’t mean we won’t keep trying. Our researchers will keep going until we have earlier diagnosis tools, better treatments and ultimately, a cure.

But to do that, we are asking for help.

You can play a vital role in reaching an Alzheimer’s free world. Will you consider including a gift to the McCusker Alzheimer’s Research Foundation in your Will?

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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