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On the scent of a fix for dementia

On the scent of a fix for dementia

On the scent of a fix for dementia

A poor sense of smell can signal cognitive decline, but ‘smell training’ could help.

Study unlocks dementia trigger

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Study unlocks dementia trigger

Scientists label dementia finding as ‘potentially groundbreaking’.

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

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Movement can prevent dementia

Prevent dementia with higher levels of daily movement

Movement can prevent dementia

New findings suggest more daily movement can prevent dementia in older adults.

Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

Gut infection linked to Alzheimer’s

A fungus previously perceived as harmless has been linked to memory problems.

Drinkable cure for Alzheimer’s?

Drinkable ‘cocktail’ may prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Drinkable cure for Alzheimer’s?

Yale University researchers may have created a drinkable cure for Alzheimer’s.

Dementia risk in surgery

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Dementia risk in surgery

Researcher seeks urgent probe into risk and review of sterilisation procedures.

Four key risk factors for dementia

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Four key risk factors for dementia

New study puts focus on need to prepare and plan for big spike in sufferers.

Music good for brain activity

Music good for brain activity

Music good for brain activity

Music soothes the soul and, so it seems, people with dementia. But how?

Quick scan can spot dementia

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Quick scan can spot dementia

Ultrasound can predict onset 10 years before symptoms appear, say researchers.

What you told us makes you sick

What you told us makes you sick

What you told us makes you sick

You told us what medications you take and we reckon you are mostly a healthy ...

Brain scans predict fatal disease

Brain scans predict dementia

Brain scans predict fatal disease

Cognitive decline can be predicted a decade early, dementia researchers say.

How the seasons affect dementia

How the seasons affect dementia

How the seasons affect dementia

A new study suggests the seasons can affect mental health.

Blood pressure linked to dementia

Pre-eclampsia linked to dementia in later life

Blood pressure linked to dementia

Health issues suffered during pregnancy have been linked to later dementia.

Burden of illness greater for women

Women twice as likely to develop dementia: study

Burden of illness greater for women

Women are more likely to develop dementia, Parkinson’s disease or have a stroke.

The disease that kills the most

More die of heart attacks than any other cause

The disease that kills the most

While heart attacks are on the decline, dementia-related deaths are climbing.

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Gadgets to help with memory loss

Often simple aids or gadgets can assist someone with memory loss to manage better at ...

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Unforgettable day for Alzheimer’s

Focus on Alzheimer’s disease is growing around the world.

Slow death is killing me and Mum

Slow death is killing me and Mum

Slow death is killing me and Mum

An Advance Care Directive is vital to ensure this slow death is not your fate.

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Helping dementia patients ‘travel’

Exciting new technology aims to help dementia patients tick off their bucket lists.

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

Existing drug could treat Alzheimer’s

A drug used to treat liver disease could help to restore cells damaged by Alzheimer's.

Stroke can double dementia risk

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Stroke can double dementia risk

A history of recent strokes more than doubles the risk of dementia, study finds.

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Your nose can sniff out bad health

Lost your sense of smell? Your nose can tell if you are sick.

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Dementia ‘cure’ under microscope

Mary-Anne asks if there will be a dementia cure in her lifetime.

New twist in dementia research

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New twist in dementia research

Dementia research takes new turn as researchers flag the problems with fear campaigns.

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Alzheimer’s or dementia?

Anne is confused and wants to know the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The sound of dementia cure

Japanese scientists have discovered that ultrasound may be the cure for dementia.

The sound of dementia cure

Japanese scientists have discovered that ultrasound may help to cure dementia.

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Could forgetfulness be dementia?

Dr Troye advises Rob on his concerns about his wife.

New dementia trigger revealed

Common sleep disorder linked to dementia

New dementia trigger revealed

A common sleep disorder has been identified as a possible cause of dementia.

Clinics to bolster war on dementia

New memory clinics at frontline of dementia research

Clinics to bolster war on dementia

Memory centres and registry of trial volunteers reinforces hunt for a cure.

Key dementia treatment won’t work

Key dementia treatment doesn’t work, startling study finds

Key dementia treatment won’t work

A key treatment doctors prescribe to slow the progress of dementia does not work.

Blood pressure link to dementia

Blood pressure link to dementia

Blood pressure link to dementia

UK research reveals a common midlife condition is linked to dementia.

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Scientists reverse dementia effects

Dementia researchers may have found a drug that can reverse memory deficits.

Dementia prevention starts when?

Dementia prevention starts when?

Dementia prevention starts when?

Research pinpoints the critical life stage when prevention tactics should start.

Pump up the volume and sing out

Connections: Choristers in harmony on benefits of singing

Pump up the volume and sing out

Regular singers have been found to have better mental health and memory.

This dementia fix is a real corker

This dementia fix is a real corker

This dementia fix is a real corker

Do you dare try this common ingredient in your drinks cabinet to block Alzheimer’s?

Pollies put focus on dementia

Pollies put focus on dementia

Pollies put focus on dementia

Program seeks to build understanding and reduce isolation.

Brain can work in mysterious ways

Long & The Short: The brain can work in mysterious ways

Brain can work in mysterious ways

The power of a story to revive distant memories.

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Act now to cut your dementia risk

Don’t take a chance, these simple strategies can help.

Sugar to blame for brain fade?

Something you eat every day could be rotting your brain

Sugar to blame for brain fade?

Study finds that too much sugar could be adversely affecting memory.

How to prepare for dementia

How to prepare for dementia

How to prepare for dementia

Having a plan in case of dementia is a smart move for you and your ...

When is memory loss a concern?

When is memory loss a concern?

When is memory loss a concern?

Forgetfulness might be normal or it might be something more serious.

Dementia linked to medication use

Dementia diagnosis linked to unnecessary medication use

Dementia linked to medication use

Potentially unnecessary medication use increases in newly diagnosed dementia cases.

Fears for financial decision making

Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decisions

Fears for financial decision making

Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decision making, report says.

Safety boon for older drivers

Safety boon for older drivers

Safety boon for older drivers

Simulator to give drivers precious practice time off-road.

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Lifestyle choices affect dementia

Up to 50 per cent of dementia cases can be attributed to modifiable lifestyle factors.

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

A blood test may detect Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear.

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older adults can grow brain cells

Older men and women can generate just as many new brain cells as younger people.

Need for speed with Alzheimer’s

Need for speed with Alzheimer’s

Need for speed with Alzheimer’s

Study focuses on an everyday practice that could show start of disease.

Why older people lose their way

Why older people lose their way

Why older people lose their way

Researchers have discovered an explanation for why some elderly people get lost.

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Oakden a ‘shameful chapter’

Report slams a culture of secrecy where process was ignored.

Defend yourself against dementia

Defend yourself against dementia

Defend yourself against dementia

Luckily, there’s a way to delay or reduce your risk of dementia by one-third.

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

Simple and cheap blood test identifies dementia early

New blood test for Alzheimer’s

Scientists develop a simple and cheap blood test to help identify people with dementia.

The real cost of dementia care

The real cost of dementia care in Australia

The real cost of dementia care

An Australian university calculates the true cost of dementia care in Australia.

Dementia drug leads to early death

Dementia drug leads to early death

Dementia drug leads to early death

Geriatricians warn antipsychotics are causing early death for dementia patients.

Which video games are best?

Which video games are best?

Which video games are best?

Are there video games that can keep your mind healthy?

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

Diabetes drug reverses memory loss

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's.

Experts call for dementia action

Experts call for dementia action

Experts call for dementia action

Dementia Australia disappointed with Government’s response to dementia report.

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Lifelong singles and widowers seem to be at heightened risk of dementia.

High sugar diet causes Alzheimer’s

Study finds high levels of glucose in the brain is linked to dementia

High sugar diet causes Alzheimer’s

Too much sugar in your diet could cause obesity, diabetes and, now, dementia.

Hidden dementia deaths

Hidden dementia deaths in nursing homes

Hidden dementia deaths

Melbourne researchers this week uncovered 28 deaths in Australian nursing homes.

Can scientists bring back memories?

Study proves that neuroscientists can bring back old memories

Can scientists bring back memories?

Electrical stimulation could be used to treat memory disorders.

Understanding dementia to save lives

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Understanding dementia to save lives

Few people understand the real nature of dementia.

Tips for forgetful people

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Tips for forgetful people

Feeling forgetful? Here are 10 simple tips to allay absentmindedness.

Maggie Beer unveils dementia diet

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Maggie Beer unveils dementia diet

Beloved chef Maggie Beer unveils her new science-backed dementia diet.

How to boost your cognitive health

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How to boost your cognitive health

What is cognitive reserve and what does it have to do with preventing dementia?

Can sleep help prevent Alzheimer’s?

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Can sleep help prevent Alzheimer’s?

Having a sound slumber may protect your brain from dementia.

Poor smell linked to dementia risk

Poor smell linked to dementia risk

Poor smell linked to dementia risk

A link has been found between a poor sense of smell and the chance of ...

School kids demystify dementia

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School kids demystify dementia

School children in frontline to battle dementia stigma.

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Scientists flash for Alzheimer’s cure

Preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s could be as simple as switching on a light.

The great dementia disconnect

The great dementia disconnect

The great dementia disconnect

Why do people with dementia and their carers feel strongly disconnected from society?

Scientists identify dementia gene

Scientists identify dementia gene

Scientists identify dementia gene

Scientists discover the gene that contributes to Alzheimer’s disease.

How to lower your risk of dementia

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How to lower your risk of dementia

Dementia risk factors can be managed with lifestyle changes or medical treatments.

Sweeteners linked to dementia

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Sweeteners linked to dementia

New study discovers link between sugar-free drinks and dementia.

Brain test predicts risk of death

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Brain test predicts risk of death

Scientists have developed a simple test that can predict how close you are to death.

Forgetfulness or dementia?

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Forgetfulness or dementia?

We are all forgetful sometimes, but that doesn’t mean it’s dementia.

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

CSIRO can now detect cancer early

With the use of scans and a clever algorithm, the CSIRO can now detect cancer ...

Are you raising your dementia risk?

Are you raising your dementia risk?

Are you raising your dementia risk?

Recent studies link some everyday medications to brain function.

Self-medicating against dementia

Self-medicating against dementia

Self-medicating against dementia

Australians are using video games to deal with health issues such as stress and dementia.

Aussie Alzheimer’s breakthrough

Aussie Alzheimer’s breakthrough

Aussie Alzheimer’s breakthrough

New therapy appears to slow possible progression of brain disease.

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

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What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

Here is what we know about Alzheimer's, and what is yet to be uncovered.

Our first Alzheimer’s-friendly airport

Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport

Our first Alzheimer’s-friendly airport

Guess which state is home to Australia’s first dementia-friendly airport?

Five myths about Alzheimer’s

Five myths about Alzheimer’s

Five myths about Alzheimer’s

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day so we are separating the myths from the facts.

How Australians die

How Australians die – top five causes

How Australians die

Can you guess the top five causes of death in Australia?

Women at higher risk of Alzheimer’s

Women at higher risk of Alzheimer’s

Women at higher risk of Alzheimer’s

Women have a higher risk than men of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

How Alzheimer’s changes your body

Alzheimer’s disease – how it changes your body

How Alzheimer’s changes your body

It doesn’t just affect memory: Alzheimer’s also has a physical affect on your body.

Ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s

Ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s

Ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s

Early detection is the best way to halt the progress of Alzheimer’s.

Early warning signs of dementia

Early warning signs of dementia

Early warning signs of dementia

A new US study uncovers new information about the warning signs of dementia.

Do brain-training games work?

brain games

Do brain-training games work?

Everyone loves a good game, but can they help stave off Alzheimer’s?

Keep dementia test in mind

How a dementia test can pick up early signs of the treatable illness

Keep dementia test in mind

Taking an early dementia test may lead to treatment to help slow down deterioration.

Five deadliest diseases for women

Woman With Diabetes

Five deadliest diseases for women

We know the two big killers for women, but what else should be on your ...

Diet drinks may increase stroke risk

Diet drinks may increase stroke risk

Diet drinks may increase stroke risk

Drinking at least one diet soft drink per day may increase your risk of stroke ...

Can Virtual Reality treat dementia?

older woman experiments with virtual reality headset

Can Virtual Reality treat dementia?

An aged care home using VR as entertainment made an unexpected discovery.

Threats of disinheritance

older man threatens to write his son out of his will

Threats of disinheritance

Legal expert Rod Cunich helps Rob deal with threats of disinheritance.

Dizzy spells linked to dementia

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Dizzy spells linked to dementia

Your dizzy spells may lead to dementia or cognitive decline.

Why keep your brain active?

Senior playing sudoku a great way to keep the brain active and stave off cognitive diseases such as dementia

Why keep your brain active?

Keeping your mind active is as important as looking after your overall health.

Dementia and managing money matters

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Dementia and managing money matters

Managing money and finances for someone with dementia is fraught with legal issues.

Heavy traffic linked to dementia

Heavy traffic linked to dementia

Heavy traffic linked to dementia

Living near a main road can increase your risk of dementia.

Holiday hints for Alzheimer's carers

Daughter caring for her dad with Alzheimers

Holiday hints for Alzheimer's carers

For those with Alzheimer’s disease, this extended period of contact can be very enriching.

The five pillars of brain health

Senior man keeping a fit and healthy brain by exercising

The five pillars of brain health

Following the five pillars of brain health will help you maintain a healthy brain.

Does dementia mean no more driving?

Portrait of senior man driving car

Does dementia mean no more driving?

Imagine if the ability to get behind the wheel was taken away from you?

How healthy is your brain?

Doctor with stethoscope and brains on the tablet in the hands in hospital

How healthy is your brain?

Find out if your brain is healthy and how you can improve its function.

Could your blues lead to dementia?

Could your blues lead to dementia?

Could your blues lead to dementia?

A Dutch study finds that severe depression could lead to dementia.

Speaking up about memory loss

Mature forgetful woman studying piece of paper

Speaking up about memory loss

Memory loss: When should you keep it to yourself, and when should you speak up?

Memory loss and your money

Memory loss and your money

Memory loss and your money

These five tips will help you manage your money when suffering memory loss.

Dementia vaccine breakthrough

Dementia: vaccine breakthrough

Dementia vaccine breakthrough

A breakthrough could see a vaccine targeting dementia produced within three to five years.

Test detects Alzheimer’s early

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Test detects Alzheimer’s early

New blood test can accurately detect Alzheimer’s 10 years before symptoms.

Could infections cause dementia?

A new study shows that infections could be the cause of Alzheimer’s

Could infections cause dementia?

A new study shows that the brain’s response to infections could be the cause of ...

Dementia: are men seeking help?

Mature man with dementia talking to wife

Dementia: are men seeking help?

Of all the calls to the National Dementia Helpline, only one in five callers are ...

Health info that can save your life

Close up of a doctor giving health advice that can save your life

Health info that can save your life

This information can help you live a longer, healthier life.

Can the MIND diet prevent dementia?

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Can the MIND diet prevent dementia?

Those who follow the MIND diet can lower their risk of dementia by as much ...

Aspirin – should you be taking it?

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Aspirin – should you be taking it?

A new use for aspirin seems to pop up daily. So, should you be taking ...

Do you want to live to 120?

Do you want to live to 120?

Do you want to live to 120?

Human trials for a drug that may slow the ageing process will start next year.

Hearing loss link to dementia

Hearing loss link to dementia

Hearing loss link to dementia

A link has been found between hearing loss and a reduction in brain size.

Midlife obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Midlife obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Midlife obesity linked to Alzheimer’s

Midlife obesity has been linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Dementia stigma cause for concern

Dementia stigma cause for concern

Dementia stigma cause for concern

The stigma attached to dementia is the number one concern for people living with the ...

How friendships reduce dementia

How friendships reduce dementia

How friendships reduce dementia

According to recent research, a lack of friendship can increase your risk of dementia.

Is retirement bad for your brain?

Is retirement bad for your brain?

Is retirement bad for your brain?

Would postponing your retirement help with maintaining your mental acuity?

Still Alice is brilliant

Still Alice is brilliant

Still Alice is brilliant

Leon reviews the film Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore.

Dementia drug one step closer

Dementia drug one step closer

Dementia drug one step closer

A Victorian hospital has commenced trials for a breakthrough dementia drug.

Could aspirin prevent Alzheimer’s?

Could aspirin prevent Alzheimer’s?

Could aspirin prevent Alzheimer’s?

Could aspirin delay the onset of physical and mental illnesses in older people?

Ten ways to a better brain

Ten ways to a better brain

Ten ways to a better brain

Stay healthy, happy and sharp for longer with these 10 helpful hints for a youthful ...

Don’t forget about your memory

Don’t forget about your memory

Don’t forget about your memory

If you’re concerned that you have recurring or ongoing memory loss, you should take action.

The high cost of dementia

The high cost of dementia

The high cost of dementia

The economic impacts of dementia on the Australian economy can no longer be ignored.

Can curry improve you memory?

Can curry improve your memory?

Can curry improve you memory?

A spice extract found in curry may be linked with improved memory.

Maintaining a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain

Maintaining a healthy brain

Simple steps that will help you look after your brain.

Do B vitamins stop Alzheimer’s?

Do B vitamins stop Alzheimer’s?

Do B vitamins stop Alzheimer’s?

It has long been theorised that taking B vitamins may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s. ...

Sign option for dementia sufferers

Sign option for dementia sufferers

Sign option for dementia sufferers

Dementia sufferers may be able to opt to retain the right to sign for card ...

Blood test for Alzheimer’s is here

Blood test for Alzheimer’s is here

Blood test for Alzheimer’s is here

It looks like a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease is finally here.

The #1 best way to improve health

The #1 best way to improve health

The #1 best way to improve health

Dr Michael Evans has come up with the single best thing you can do for ...

Antidepressants slow Alzheimer’s

Antidepressants slow Alzheimer’s

Antidepressants slow Alzheimer’s

A commonly prescribed antidepressant may be able to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia patients restrained

Dementia patients restrained

Dementia patients restrained

80 per cent of dementia patients living in aged care are restrained with psychotropic drugs.

Ten early signs of dementia

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Ten early signs of dementia

Knowing the warning signs will help you get the timely support you need.

How to avoid Alzheimer’s

How to avoid Alzheimer’s

How to avoid Alzheimer’s

Here are ten tips to help you keep your brain in good condition.

Peanut butter diagnoses Alzheimer’s

Peanut butter diagnoses Alzheimer’s

Peanut butter diagnoses Alzheimer’s

A study has found that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be confirmed with peanut butter.

Could statins prevent dementia?

Could statins prevent dementia?

Could statins prevent dementia?

A new study has found that statins can prevent dementia in older people.

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Watch Rita trip the moonlight fantastic with Fred Astaire in You were never lovelier.

Dementia link to blood sugar level

Dementia link to blood sugar level

Dementia link to blood sugar level

A new study has linked your blood sugar levels to dementia risk.

Improve your memory with champagne

Improve your memory with champagne

Improve your memory with champagne

Find out how you can fight dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Drug to prevent dementia

Drug to prevent dementia

Drug to prevent dementia

Scientists have replicated the enzyme which delays the onset of mental impairment.

Five tips to boost your brain

Five tips to boost your brain

Five tips to boost your brain

These five simple tips could help you reduce your Alzheimer’s risk.

Hazel Hawke

Hazel Hawke

Hazel Hawke

Why not watch this tribute to Hazel Hawke on her 70th birthday?

Cholesterol increases Alzheimer’s risk

Cholesterol increases Alzheimer’s risk

Cholesterol increases Alzheimer’s risk

Why cholesterol increases your risk of Alzheimer’s

Pollution causes premature brain decline

Pollution causes premature brain decline

Pollution causes premature brain decline

Living in areas of high pollution could cause your brainpower to decline three times faster

Walking slower could signal Alzheimer’s

Walking slower could signal Alzheimer’s

Walking slower could signal Alzheimer’s

A change in walking style could also be a sign of Alzheimer’s

Dementia vaccinations take off

Dementia vaccinations take off

Dementia vaccinations take off

For the first time a dementia vaccination is being trialled by Perth researchers

Psoriasis drug slows dementia

Psoriasis drug slows dementia

Psoriasis drug slows dementia

A psoriasis drug may help to slow the onset of dementia symptoms

Work longer to delay dementia

Work longer to delay dementia

Work longer to delay dementia

It’s commonly accepted that exercising the brain can delay the onset of dementia and now ...

Ten things you may not know about dementia

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Ten things you may not know about dementia

There is a common misconception that dementia is a normal part of ageing, but ...

Communicating with a person living with dementia

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Communicating with a person living with dementia

Learn to understand the person.

Barassi continues to be an inspiration

A genuine role model, Ron Barassi, Dementia, Seniors, Australia, Barassi continues to be an inspiration

Barassi continues to be an inspiration

On the football field he was a dynamic player and leader.

Aged care reforms

Aged Care reforms, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Dementia, Costs, Fees, Funding, Statement

Aged care reforms

A much-leaked statement by the Prime Minister today means the detail of a new ...

Why is dementia so scary?

Why is dementia so scary?

Why is dementia so scary?

Dementia is scary. There is no cure, it can manifest in different ways, it ...

Aged care system fails dementia sufferers

Aged care system fails dementia sufferers

Aged care system fails dementia sufferers

Alzheimer’s Australia has released a report stating that the Australian aged care system is ...

Mind your mind

Mind your mind, Alzheimers, dementia, healthy

Mind your mind

Alzheimer’s Australia has undertaken extensive research into the way different factors can ...

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