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Lack of sleep lifts dementia risk and these tactics don’t work

New studies show what doesn't work in the quest for a good night's sleep as scientists link poor sleep with dementia.

Podcast

Podcast: Noni Hazlehurst speaks about her new movie

Noni Hazlehurst chats with one of her biggest fans, John Deeks, about life and her new movie, June Again.

Brain health

Medical focus must extend to pre-clinical dementia

"What can I do to not get this?" - the question being asked by those at greatest risk of dementia.

Brain health

Normal tension glaucoma linked to cognitive impairment

Researchers link eye condition glaucoma and cognitive impairment, the state that often occurs before dementia, while gene therapy study offers hope on treatment.

Brain health

Drugs ‘wildly over-prescribed’ for dementia, study finds

Up to 48 per cent of the 100,000 aged care residents living with dementia in Australia are being given antipsychotic drugs, and half of those are believed to be inappropriate prescriptions.

Health news

Just 25 grams a day almost doubles dementia risk: study

Processed meats under attack as researchers say they lift risk of dementia by 44 per cent.

Diseases

How to … sharpen your memory at any age

It's never too late to improve and sharpen your memory. It's easier than you think.

Brain health

How you may be doubling your risk of dementia

The older we get the rarer those nights of deep, restorative sleep, but the evidence is overwhelming that good sleep is essential to good health.…

Brain health

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.

Brain health

Slowing the decline into dementia

An Australian randomised trial of a 'cocktail' of non-drug interventions has improved the cognition of middle-aged people considered at risk of dementia.

Brain health

Is this Alzheimer’s risk in your neighbourhood?

Study links long-term exposure to noise to an increased risk for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Brain health

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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