Press Releases

  • 30 August, 2016

    Thank you to the more than 700 people who attended Inside the ageing Brain on Thursday 22 September at the La Vida Centre in Christchurch. 

    Please click here for the video

  • 6 July, 2016

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    Let's face it, washing cars isn't the smartest way for us to utilise our world-renowned brain researchers' time.

  • 5 July, 2016

    The Neurological Foundation launches its Annual Appeal week with a commitment of over $1.3 million to brain research funding in the July grant round. 

  • 31 March, 2016

    A big thank you to more than 400 people who attended the Brain Awareness Week lectures series between 15-17 March in Auckland. We were blown away by the enthusiasm and support of this lectures series. For those of you who attended a lecture, we hope you found the panel discussions insightful and rewarding.  We can be very proud of the talented brain researchers and clinicians we have in this country.

  • 23 March, 2016

    “I’m optimistic that we will eventually discover a definitive cure for Alzheimer’s disease that is effective as an antibiotic for an infection.  For now, though, the most promising path is through prevention – protecting a healthy brain rather than trying to reverse neural damage that has already occurred.  Considerable scientific evidence points to lifestyle as key to defending our brains from Alzheimer’s’ disease.” – Dr Gary Small.

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  • 3 February, 2016

    A summary of the Smith lecture on Dementia: Professor Emeritus A. David Smith of the University of Oxford - 3rd February 2016, AMRF Lecture Room, University of Auckland.

    Please find below links to an overview of Professor Smith's lecture on Dementia and his presentation.

  • 11 December, 2015

    The Neurological Foundation is pleased to announce that funding $1,123,989 for neurological research projects, three postgraduate scholarships, two postdoctoral fellowships, three summer studentships and educational travel grants has been approved in its December 2015 grant round. The Neurological Foundation is the primary non-government sponsor of neurological research in New Zealand.

  • 14 July, 2015

    Residents and staff at Ryman Healthcare’s 28 retirement village raised a record $260,000 for the Neurological Foundation which will be used to fund research into brain disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

  • Neurological Foundation

    1 September, 2011

    A message from Ian Robertson, Chairman of the Neurological Foundation.

    Recently, there have been several controversial reports about charities in the media critical of some organisations. These focused on cases where it appeared the bulk of appeal donations were spent on operating costs.

    I suspect many of you are concerned by these reports and I would like to reassure you that the Neurological Foundation’s sound financial management ensures your donations are used appropriately – to help end the suffering caused by neurological disorders.

  • Neurological Foundation

    1 March, 2011

    Brain Awareness Week 2011 is nearly here, and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand is excited to announce the biggest-ever programme of Brain Days and regional public lectures in the history of the Foundation-sponsored initiative in this country. All events are free to the public, and no pre-registration is required.