“She’d ring me 20 to 30 times a day because she’d forgotten she had spoken me.”
Cheryl knows the heartbreak of watching her mum deteriorate from Alzheimer’s disease.
The debilitating memory loss. The frustration of the same questions repeated over and over. Forgetting to eat, leading to malnutrition.
Chances are, you know someone with Alzheimer’s. Or someone who is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, like Cheryl.
That’s why we’re asking you to donate to help our reseachers develop a new brain stimulation treatment for Alzheimer’s.
The non-invasive treatment, called transcranial magnetic stimlation (TMS) applies magnetic pulses to change activity in the key regions of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s.
Cheryl Conway shares her personal experience of Alzheimer’s, as someone caring for a family member with the disease.
Your help is urgently needed to fund this pioneering research.
Did you know Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, the number two cause of death in Australia?
Dementia affects over 55 million people worldwide and there is no established treatment or cure.
But that could change with this revolutionary new treatment being developed by Professor Kate Hoy and her team at the Bionics Institute.
Your gift will help our researchers set up a comprehensive clinical trial of the brain stimulation technique and get it into doctor’s clinics as soon as possible.
If you or someone you love ends up with Alzheimer’s, wouldn’t you want to know a viable treatment is available?
Professor Kate Hoy explains how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation could be key to fighting memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease.
Help us fast-track this treatment to fight memory loss
If the new treatment is successful, you’ll help people with Alzheimer’s remember their loved ones for longer.
Fast-tracking development of this treatment will bring relief to their carers.
Every month or year that memory loss can be delayed makes a huge difference – just ask Cheryl!
Thank you for your compassion and supporting the development of this treatment to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s – your kindness means so much to patients and their families.
Dr Renata Lemke provides an overview of dementia and discusses the limitations of current treatment options.
About this research
Magnetic stimulation of the brain shows promise as a potential new treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease and is now ready for testing in larger clinical trials.
Bionics Institute senior research Professor Kate Hoy has developed a treatment program using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to improve brain function in people with Alzeheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease has been shown to interfere with important networks in the brain and this disruption is linked to the cognitive difficulties experienced.
Professor Hoy will conduct a large-scale randomised, controlled trial of a personalised treatment approach. Read more about the research and how to register your interest in participating in the trial here.
Professor James Fallon provides an overview of the Bionics Institute and its research programs.