Aussie researcher joins global dementia team

Dr Anita Goh has joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s ISTAART Advisory Council, the National Ageing Research Institute has announced.

Dr Anita Goh has joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s ISTAART Advisory Council, the National Ageing Research Institute has announced.

A global collaboration of scientists, clinicians and dementia professionals, the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment shares knowledge in the pursuit of advancing the research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Dr Goh is a senior research fellow at NARI with expertise in mental health, cognition, ageing and dementia.

Dr Anita Goh

The only Australian member of ISTAART – which has more then 10,000 members across 110 countries – Dr Goh said the council allowed better knowledge and awareness of breakthroughs that could be applied to dementia care across the country.

“I’m delighted to join the ISAART Advisory Council and have the opportunity to share the work being done at NARI and also learn from the experiences of other researchers, academics, clinicians, people in policy and industry, and from the people impacted by dementia,” said Dr Goh.

She added: “Transforming how we identify and treat dementia won’t come from an individual but from a collective effort, and ISTAART is an incredibly strong network of experts dedicated to doing just that. I’m excited for what we can continue to achieve together.”

There are currently more than 400,000 Australians living with dementia. Without a medical breakthrough, that number is expected to double by 2058.

Professor Briony Dow

As the number of people affected by dementia continues to grow, global collaborations such as ISTAART become increasingly important, said NARI director Professor Briony Dow.

“Dementia is borderless and being able to share ongoing projects, research and findings will enable widespread change to happen sooner rather than later.”

Professor Dow said NARI was proud of Dr Goh and her ongoing commitment to the field of dementia research. “This appointment is a testament to her dedication to research, empowering other researchers in their own work, and improving the lives of those impacted by dementia,” said Professor Dow.    

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