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Viagra could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease

Scientists believe popular erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra has shown evidence as a promising drug candidate to help prevent and treat Alzheimer's.

Brain health

Research shows naps could be good for your brain health

Two studies show taking short afternoon naps of around 30 minutes can improve cognitive function and slow dementia.

Brain health

Older Australians eating their way towards Alzheimer's

Older Australians consuming red meat, foods loaded with sugar and trans fats and other pro-inflammatory foods are eating their way towards dementia.

Brain health

Scientists may have found a potential vaccine for Alzheimer's

Losing your mental faculties to a debilitating brain disease such as Alzheimer's is a huge fear, but scientists hope they may have discovered a vaccine.

Brain health

Research lifts Alzheimer's treatment hopes

Research opens door to new treatment types for Alzheimer's and other diseases of the brain.

Brain health

Eating too much processed food can affect brain function – and quickly

Eating a diet consisting mainly of processed food can cause inflammation in the brain and accelerate the development of dementia, study finds.

Brain health

Keeping your blood pressure in this range can slow brain ageing

Want to keep your brain younger than your actual age? Healthy blood pressure can help.

Brain health

Australian research identifies likely cause of Alzheimer's

Ground-breaking discovery offers potential prevention and treatment opportunities.

Brain health

Study finds specific diet that helps older adults fight brain rot

Researchers discover the MIND diet may offer older adults a way to beat Alzheimer's.

Brain health

Using the internet in retirement boosts brain function

Researchers discover significant benefit in ability to recall words among retirees who use the internet regularly.

Brain health

Delaying retirement can help slow cognitive decline, study finds

Research shows that delaying your retirement until at least age 67 can slow cognitive decline.

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Tool predicts Alzheimer’s with nearly 100 per cent accuracy

Researchers have used advanced AI to scan brain images for changes that indicate the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

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