Brain health

Program improves cognition of people at risk of 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 faster onset of Alzheimer’s disease

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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Simple language test can predict who will get Alzheimer’s

A simple language test can predict who will develop Alzheimer’s, according to new research from IBM.

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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.

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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’.

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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.


Aerobic exercise can improve memory in older age

Want to boost your mental performance, keep your brain active and reduce your risk of dementia? Cardio could be the answer.


Research highlights under-recognised, more severe form of dementia

Researchers from the University of Kentucky have highlighted a complex and under-recognised form of dementia.

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