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University of Tasmania School of Medicine & Wicking Research & Education Centre

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is a unit within the Faculty of Health at the University of Tasmania in Australia. The Faculty of Health is at the forefront of translational research & support for issues confronting people with dementia, as well as carers. Their research fields include neuroscience, nursing, psychology, sociology and health & policy. The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre (WDREC), Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania is unique in Australia, and renowned worldwide, as an integrated dementia centre that combines neurosciences and social sciences. The Wicking Research and Education Centre programmes reflect a focus of 'From Care to Cure' in order​ to:

  • better understand the diseases affecting the brain that cause progressive decline in function, memory, problem-solving and social behaviour.
  • explore the dementia trajectory.
  • develop evidence-based models of care provision for people with dementia, as well as their carers.
  • provide educational programmes to build knowledge and understanding of dementia within the community.

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