Consumer Network

The Consumer Dementia Research Network (the CDRN) is a group of 25 people from across Australia with an active interest in dementia research, and improving the quality of dementia care. Five members of the network have dementia themselves, and the others care for or have cared for a close family member with dementia.

The CDRN was established in September, 2010, and as well as setting priorities for and deciding on funding for the research implementation projects featured on this site, they have become actively involved in many aspects of dementia research as advisors, advocates, and active participants.

The CDRN is supported in part by a grant from the Dementia Collaborative Research Center, and maintains an active role in many of the research activities of the three Centres.

The network also has an active involvement with the Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation, and with the National Health and Medical Research Council, in particular, the new NHMRC Partnership Centre on Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older Adults.

For more information on the CDRN, please contact Dr Ellen Skladzien: ellen.skladzien@alzheimers.org.au