Brain health

Apathy an important early warning sign of dementia

A new study reveals that older people with severe apathy and a general lack of interest may be more likely to develop dementia than those who care.

Brain health

Non-invasive sleep test could predict dementia in older adults

Dementia often goes undiagnosed while people are active and awake, so it may come as a surprise to many that scientists now think they can diagnose it in your sleep.

Health news

Common drug used to treat diabetes may delay dementia

One of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world may help delay cognitive decline and could even be ‘anti-ageing’.

Brain health

Do cancer survivors have lower risk of dementia?

A number of studies have found that cancer survivors have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Researchers have suggested that some of the biological mechanisms that contribute to cancer may also help to prevent dementia.

Brain health

The difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s explained

Every day, 250 Australians are diagnosed with a type of dementia. It is one of the most common yet misunderstood illnesses in Australia, and people often wrongly use the terms Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably.

Brain health

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

Simple changes to your lifestyle could prevent Alzheimer’s disease, even if cognitive decline has already set in, says new research from the Australian National University (ANU).

Brain health

Dementia risk in common over the counter drugs

Readily available drugs used for allergies and colds may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, study finds.

Health News

Study confirms link between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease

The link between obesity and Alzheimer’s disease has been confirmed by a new study of cerebral blood flow that concludes being overweight or obese has a serious impact on brain activity.


Flu and pneumonia vaccinations linked to reduced Alzheimer’s risk

Your influenza and pneumonia vaccinations may have more benefits than intended with new research showing they are associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.


Gut condition linked to six-fold increase in risk of Alzheimer’s

A disease affecting one in 250 Australians could also lead to a six-fold increased risk of Alzheimer’s – and an overall doubling in the risk of of all types of dementia.


Oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s

A hormone associated with sexual activity could be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders, according to new research by the Tokyo University of Science.

Mental Health

Negative thinking linked to dementia risk

Negative thinking could affect your mental health, and now scientists have found links with cognitive decline. Here’s how to rewire your thoughts to become a more positive person.

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