The Ageing Research Centre
The purpose of the centre is to research, develop and promote clinical and community understanding of the neurodegenerative diseases associated with population ageing, and their impact on the delivery of health care, community services and residential care.
I have worked for almost 40 years in gerontology and neuroscience with a continuing interest in brain ageing and the development of brain diseases. With our ageing population, Australia will see rapidly rising numbers of older people who have disorders of cognition, movement, balance, planning capacity and behaviour, including Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and many less common but important neurodegenerative disorders.
How we respond to this phenomenon is of great importance to the health of the population and the design and delivery of health and aged care services, now and into the future.
Currently, the centre conducts research of a clinical nature and we are working to translate these findings to applied population health. This means measuring, projecting and mapping the likely impacts of brain ageing at a community level.
We also participate in community events and present at national and international conferences to promote our findings and their importance in the understanding of brain ageing and its impact on the health and quality of life of older people themselves, their family carers and the wider Australian population.
The centre is a registered not-for-profit organisation and is able to accept donations. Donations are tax deductible and I encourage you to support our work.
Professor Tony Broe
Scientific Director of the Ageing Research Centre
For more information please contact the:
Ageing Research Centre
South Wing, Edmund Blacket Building
Prince of Wales Hospital
Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: +61 2 9382 4597