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

Six ways to slow Alzheimer’s disease

Advice from a neurologist who has the disease.

US approves first Alzheimer’s drug in 18 years

... but does it work?

Simple blood and memory test to diagnose Alzheimer’s

Swedish researchers believe they have found a simple way to diagnose Alzheimer's early.

The age you gain weight plays a role in Alzheimer’s risk

You may not need to worry about any weight gained during the pandemic.

A neurologist on how to keep your brain fighting fit

Keep your brain fighting fit at any age.

Study links dementia to poor kidney function

The lower the kidney function, the higher incidence of dementia.

Drinks a neuroscientist recommends for better brain health

Water is best, but a neuroscientist shares three other drinks that can help with brain health.

Brain tumour: Symptoms and signs

Early detection remains a critical and unique challenge in brain tumours.

Loss of pleasure and happiness linked to dementia

Can people living with different types of dementia experience pleasure the same way they did

Medical focus must extend to pre-clinical dementia

"What can I do to not get this?" - the question being asked by those at risk of dementia.

Normal tension glaucoma linked to cognitive impairment

Researchers are making progress and gene therapy offers new treatment directions.

Drugs ‘wildly over-prescribed’ for dementia, study finds

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

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