Brain health

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. It is one of the most common yet misunderstood illnesses in Australia. Alzheimer’s, on the other hand, is a specific type of brain disease. It is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 per cent of dementia cases

Drugs 'wildly over-prescribed' for dementia, study finds

Non-medication treatments are better than drugs for adults with dementia in aged care.

Aerobic exercise could slow memory loss in those with Alzheimer's

Older adults living with Alzheimer's could benefit from more aerobic exercise.

Sleep has the power to solve your brain and memory problems

Good-quality sleep throughout a whole night is optimal for learning and memory.

How you may be doubling your risk of dementia

Study finds strong link between poor sleep and dementia.

Obesity weighs on Alzheimer's

A new Alzheimer's study finds being overweight puts more pressure on brain health.

Inflammatory bowel disease may be linked to increased risk of dementia

These are the symptoms to look out for.

Program improves cognition of people at risk of dementia

Help from experts could help improve the cognition of people at risk.

Computer 'game' helps brains and balance in older Australians

Older Australians are using interactive gaming to improve their brains and balance.

Is this Alzheimer's risk in your neighbourhood?

Study links exposure to noise to an increased risk for Alzheimer's.

PrecivityAD Alzheimer's blood test breakthrough rushed through

Blood test promises to make diagnosis cheaper, but a treatment remains elusive.

Anxiety linked to faster onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers unsure if anxiety is a symptom or if it contributes to cognitive decline.

How to reduce your risk of dementia

It's possible to influence your risk of the disease.

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