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

Apathy an important early warning sign of dementia

Apathy an important early warning sign of dementia

Your lack of interest could be an early warning of Alzheimer's, say scientists.

Common sleep condition doing just as much damage as Alzheimer's

Common sleep condition doing just as much damage as Alzheimer's

Researchers discover identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnoea and Alzheimer's.

Non-invasive sleep test could predict dementia in older adults

Non-invasive sleep test could predict dementia in older adults

Scientists develop an inexpensive test that could one day be administered at home.

Do cancer survivors have lower risk of dementia?

Do cancer survivors have lower risk of dementia?

Link between cancer and dementia risk may hold secret for prevention.

Scientists find link between fertility and dementia

Scientists find link between fertility and dementia

Women with a longer reproductive period at higher risk of developing dementia.

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s explained

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s explained

These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.

Simple lifestyle changes could beat Alzheimer’s, says new study

Simple lifestyle changes could beat Alzheimer’s, says new study

Reduce your risk of Alzheimer's, even when you are at an older age.

Dementia risk in common over the counter drugs

Dementia risk in common over the counter drugs

Common medications far from harmless for those at risk of dementia: study.

Are there such things as male and female brains?

Are there such things as male and female brains?

Computers can see a distinction, but the legitimacy of findings is doubtful.

Study raises fears brain may be affected by COVID-19

Study raises fears brain may be affected by COVID-19

A new study and reports from around the world suggest COVID-19 can affect brain function.

What happens to your brain when you travel?

What happens to your brain when you travel?

Travelling benefits your brain from the moment you start daydreaming about plans and lasts long

Can thinking too much shorten your life?

Can thinking too much shorten your life?

Scientists have found a link between neural activity and ageing.

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