Prof Henry Brodaty awarded Ryman Prize

22 June 2016 - ADI Honorary Vice President Prof Henry Brodaty has been awarded the international Ryman Prize for his tireless efforts in dementia research over the last 30 years.

Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (Assessment and Better Care) and Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales, Prof Brodaty is a former chairman of ADI, a long-time member and past chair of ADI’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel and past president of Alzheimer's Australia.

Recognised for his commitment to research into Alzheimer’s and dementia, Prof. Brodaty has received the NZ$250,000 award this week following more than 400 scientific papers, several books on dementia, and numerous conference presentations, including those at many of ADI’s International Conferences on topics including behavioural aspects of dementia and lifestyle factors and dementia.

Prof Brodaty said he was thrilled to receive the award, stating, "The Ryman Prize highlights the importance of enhancing the profile of research to improve the quality of life for older people.”

ADI would like to thank Henry for his exceptional work on dementia and ongoing commitment to ADI.

Download Prof Brodaty’s presentation at the 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, ‘Exercise and Other Lifestyle Factors: Can Cognitive Decline and Dementia Be Prevented?’