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.
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.
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