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Brain health

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.

Health news

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’.

Brain health

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.

Fitness

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.

Diseases

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.

Mental Health

Negative thinking linked to dementia risk

Negative thinking could affect your mental health, and now scientists have found links with cognitive decline. Here’s how to rewire your thoughts to become a more positive person.

Diseases

How to prevent dementia – according to a brain surgeon

Leading neurosurgeon Dr Rahul Jandial tells us about the simple lifestyle measures that can help keep your brain healthy.

Health

Berries and fruits, tea, and red wine may stave off Alzheimer’s disease

According to a new study, people with the lowest amounts of fruits, red wine and tea in their diet were two to four times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

Diseases

Dementia – through sufferers’ eyes

This absorbing and revealing video from director Simon Ball shows the challenges faced by sufferers of this form of dementia.

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