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Obesity weighs on Alzheimer’s

A new study of people living with Alzheimer's has found being overweight puts more pressure on brain health, possibly leading to accelerated damage.

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Anxiety linked to fast Alzheimer’s onset

Anxiety has been linked to an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease, according a new US study.

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Apathy a sign of Alzheimer’s

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

Diagnosing dementia in your sleep

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.

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Common drug may delay dementia

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

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Can cancer reduce dementia risk?

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

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

Lifestyle changes that beat Alzheimer’s

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

Everyday drugs linked to dementia

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

Health News

Study links weight and Alzheimer’s

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.

News

Flu, pneumonia shot stops Alzheimer’s

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.

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Gut health linked to 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.

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