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

Aussie scientists able to predict Alzheimer's risk five years early

Aussie scientists able to predict Alzheimer's risk five years early

When do you need to worry that your faulty memory could turn into Alzheimer's?

Can you buy a better brain with 'smart pills'?

Can you buy a better brain with 'smart pills'?

Nootropics are a new class of 'smart drugs' that promise increased cognitive abilities.

Calculator predicts your risk of dementia - and it's free

Calculator predicts your risk of dementia - and it's free

Researchers develop an online tool to help over-55s better understand brain health.

Scientists find the source of superagers' memory

Scientists find the source of superagers' memory

Scientists reveal how superager brains are different.

Australian scientists discover non-invasive Alzheimer's treatment

Australian scientists discover non-invasive Alzheimer's treatment

Queensland Brain Institute researchers have found a new way to fight the effects of ageing.

How 'super-agers' live to 100 with a healthy mind

How 'super-agers' live to 100 with a healthy mind

Dutch study tells how cognitive 'super-agers' maintain brain function.

Six ways to slow Alzheimer's disease

Six ways to slow Alzheimer's disease

Advice from a neurologist who has the disease.

US approves first Alzheimer's drug in 18 years

US approves first Alzheimer's drug in 18 years

... but does it work?

Simple blood and memory test to diagnose Alzheimer's

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

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

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

Study links dementia to poor kidney function

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

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