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Friday Flash Poll: Are you happy?

Friday Flash Poll: Are you happy?

Friday Flash Poll: Are you happy?

We want to know if you’re happy, sad and what you’re doing about it.

What is misophonia?

Misophonia making you mad?

What is misophonia?

There may be an explanation for repetitive pop music or other sounds that make you ...

Phone game predicts Alzheimer’s

Simple smartphone game can predict Alzheimer’s early

Phone game predicts Alzheimer’s

A simple smartphone game can help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Why we crave friendship

Psychologist explains the power of friendships

Why we crave friendship

Friendships fulfil an innate human need, says psychologist Caroline Anderson.

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

Health issues that mimic dementia

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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.

Aussies lack mental health literacy

Aussies lack mental health literacy

Aussies lack mental health literacy

Many Australians diagnosed with mental health issues don’t know where to go for help.

One in four Aussies lonely: report

One in four Aussies lonely: report

One in four Aussies lonely: report

A new report has found that one in four Australians is lonely.

How exercise keeps brains healthy

How exercise keeps brains healthy

How exercise keeps brains healthy

Staying physically active later in life can help keep your brain healthy.

Why do we yawn?

Why do we yawn?

Why do we yawn?

Tiredness is not the only reason you may be yawning.

Tips for the anxious traveller

Tips for the anxious traveller

Tips for the anxious traveller

Here are some useful tips for overcoming anxiety while travelling.

Mental health woes widespread: poll

jean hailes poll

Mental health woes widespread: poll

Half of 15,000 women surveyed reported being diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

Treatments for elderly ‘to be cut’

psychologist counsels patient

Treatments for elderly ‘to be cut’

Psychologists warn that ‘exclusivity’ proposals could block seniors’ access to care.

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

Hoarding disorder and loneliness

The consequences of hoarding escalate as people get older.

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.

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.

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 ...

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Soldiers need help, not monuments

Money spent commemorating dead soldiers could be put to better use.

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.

Brain ageing begins very early

Brain ageing begins very early

Brain ageing begins very early

Scientists have been forced to rethink when brain functions begin to decline.

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol link to brain health

High cholesterol may provide your brain with an advantage as you age.

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.

How to find happiness

How to find happiness

How to find happiness

Happiness doesn’t come easily for some, but these seven simple steps will help you find ...

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.

Mending your retirement mentality

Mending your retirement mentality

Mending your retirement mentality

Planning for good mental health is as important as your retirement finances.

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.

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Quick tips to fix a bad mood

Instead of waiting for the dark cloud to lift, be proactive and take control of ...

Who can you complain to?

Who can you complain to?

Who can you complain to?

When your whole family is dealing with the same trauma, who should you turn to ...

GPs ID major future health issues

The most detrimental health issues of the future

GPs ID major future health issues

Australian GPs have identified the most harmful health issues of the future.

Combatting common OCD myths

Combatting common OCD myths

Combatting common OCD myths

In mental health week, we look at the myths surrounding OCD.

Foods that are bad for your brain

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Foods that are bad for your brain

Your brain will thank you for steering clear of these five foods.

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.

How to prevent a stroke

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How to prevent a stroke

Understanding the risk factors and some minor lifestyle changes could help prevent a new or ...

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

New tool spots Parkinson’s early

A tool that can diagnose Parkinson’s disease even when there are no physical symptoms.

Hallucinations explained

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Hallucinations explained

Famous author and neurologist Oliver Sacks discusses hallucinations.

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?

How to lower your risk of dementia

prevent dementia

How to lower your risk of dementia

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

Brain test predicts risk of death

3d image of a human brain

Brain test predicts risk of death

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

Forgetfulness or dementia?

forgetful man

Forgetfulness or dementia?

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

Five quick pick-me-up tips

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Five quick pick-me-up tips

If you’re feeling stressed or down, why not try any of our five quick pick-me-up ...

Could cannabis stop brain rot?

Could cannabis stop brain rot?

Could cannabis stop brain rot?

Could cannabis restore memory and reverse the effects of ageing on the brain?

Poor sleep linked to Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Poor sleep linked to Alzheimer’s

Study shows that poor sleep may be linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mind what you think

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Mind what you think

Are you a worrywart? Mindfulness can combat those negative thoughts.

Five things happy people do differently

A smiling happy mature woman focusing her attention on her partner

Five things happy people do differently

Here are five things that happy people do differently that sets them apart from others.

What healthy people do before bed

Happy healthy couple reading before bed

What healthy people do before bed

Improve your day with these smart sleeping habits practiced by healthy people.

How can I stop binge eating?

overweight man at his fridge

How can I stop binge eating?

Jo Lamble helps Tom put an end to his emotional over-eating.

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.

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.

Aged care processes to be reviewed

Elderly man hiding his face

Aged care processes to be reviewed

Federal Government determined to ensure Oakden issues are not repeated.

Understanding anxiety

woman with anxiety staring out the window

Understanding anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia.

Dizzy spells linked to dementia

dizzy man

Dizzy spells linked to dementia

Your dizzy spells may lead to dementia or cognitive decline.

The media and mental illness

The media’s treatment of Grant Hackett is simply sinister

The media and mental illness

Whilst undergoing mental health issues, Grant Hackett doesn’t need to be hounded.

Pain-free customer service calls

A simple tip to make customer service calls a lot less painful

Pain-free customer service calls

Make frustrating customer service calls a lot less painful with this simple tip.

Diet linked to mental health

Diet linked to mental health

Diet linked to mental health

The Mediterranean diet may be the key to tackling mental health problems.

No support for older Aussies

Sad elderly woman in aged care with mental health problems

No support for older Aussies

COTA has launched a petition to change discriminatory mental health policy.

How to beat the post-holiday blues

Mature woman looking out of the window with book

How to beat the post-holiday blues

Coming home from holiday doesn’t have to be a downer.

Five steps to a happier life

Five ways to be happier every day

Five steps to a happier life

Five things you can do every day to become a happier person.

You can be happy alone

Happy mature woman alone at home with cheeky expression

You can be happy alone

Alone? You don’t have to be lonely. Here are some tips to help you ‘find ...

This song can stop your anxiety

This song can stop your anxiety

This song can stop your anxiety

What if a song was scientifically proven to make you feel better?

Delirium medicines may be killing you

Delirium medicines may be killing you

Delirium medicines may be killing you

New study reveals surprising results about the treatment of delirium.

Handy mental health resources

Handy mental health resources

Handy mental health resources

Help is just a click away with our list of handy mental health resources.

Being a bloke in retirement

GriefLine seminar: Living a man’s life in today’s world

Being a bloke in retirement

GriefLine is presenting a seminar that examines the life of today’s man in retirement.

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 ...

10 ways to avoid carer stress

Woman carer practicing yoga exercise for stress relief

10 ways to avoid carer stress

Here are 10 ways to help fill your cup so can continue caring.

Grief – is it depression?

Despressed man with head in his hands

Grief – is it depression?

Here’s how you can distinguish grief from depression.

Five smart reasons to travel

Smiling beautiful woman on holiday dancing with husband

Five smart reasons to travel

Here are five reasons why travelling makes you smarter and healthier.

How to recognise depression

Older man with mental health problem covering face

How to recognise depression

These signs may indicate that you or a loved one is at risk of developing ...

What are the benefits of meditation?

lady seated in meditation position

What are the benefits of meditation?

Meditation is a type of mind training for overall wellbeing. We explain its special benefits.

Want to wake up earlier? Here’s how

mature lady waking up to a beautiful morning

Want to wake up earlier? Here’s how

You can train yourself to be a morning person. Here’s how.

Why you need alone time

Woman alone at a park relaxes and enjoys the solitude

Why you need alone time

We could all do with spending a little more time alone. Here are five great ...

Hobbies that make you smarter

Senior man learning the guitar a hobby that can make you smarter

Hobbies that make you smarter

You can become smarter during your downtime with these hobbies.

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 ...

Out of your mind for happiness

happy lady in a field of flowers with arms outstretched

Out of your mind for happiness

How to get your mind out of the way for a happier life.

Look after yourself this festive season

Grandmother, mother and daughter relaxing during the festive season

Look after yourself this festive season

The end of the year can bring on the stress of trying to juggle commitments.

Mental health system under review

Mental health system under review

Mental health system under review

Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced an overhaul of the current mental health system.

The positive ripple effect

The positive ripple effect

The positive ripple effect

Taking action together can reduce suicide.

Addicted to being busy

Addicted to being busy

Addicted to being busy

When people ask how you are, is your standard response "Good thanks, I'm so busy"?

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.

Mental health system in disarray

Mental health system in disarray

Mental health system in disarray

Australia’s mental health system is in need of treatment.

Future of mental health uncertain

Future of mental health uncertain

Future of mental health uncertain

Funding of over 70 mental health organisations is uncertain.

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?

Tackling your anxiety

Tackling your anxiety

Tackling your anxiety

No matter what your age, you are likely to experience worry and anxiety.

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.

‘Baby hatches’ on the cards

‘Baby hatches’ on the cards

‘Baby hatches’ on the cards

Baby hatches are being considered after two abandoned babies were found in one week.

Goodbye Robin

Goodbye Robin

Goodbye Robin

Robin Williams grew up in Chicago, but finished college in California, where he was voted ...

Time to talk about depression

Time to talk about depression

Time to talk about depression

One in five young Australians are struggling with mental health issues.

Out of the house and into the shed

Out of the house and into the shed

Out of the house and into the shed

There is a sense of calm and reassurance that comes with that little bit of ...

Ageing and decision-making

Ageing and decision-making

Ageing and decision-making

A recent study has been undertaken into how ageing impacts rational decision-making.

Top five organisational websites

Top five organisational websites

Top five organisational websites

Get on top of your housework, simplify cooking and streamline your weight-loss.

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.

Drug to prevent dementia

Drug to prevent dementia

Drug to prevent dementia

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

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

Depression – who can help?

Depression – who can help?

Depression – who can help?

There are many organisations which can provide information and support for those suffering from depression but often it’s the case of finding the right person to open up to.

Depression – how can you help?

Depression – how can you help?

Depression – how can you help?

Supporting someone who has depression can be a thankless task as constant feelings of worthlessness ...

Protect your mental health

Protect your mental health

Protect your mental health

Mental and emotional health is a vital part of wellbeing.

Depression – how do you know?

Depression – how do you know?

Depression – how do you know?

If you've lost the energy and passion for doing the things you used to love, ...

Communicating with a person living with dementia

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Communicating with a person living with dementia

Learn to understand the person.

Mental health - Budget 2011

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Mental health - Budget 2011

‘Australians with a mental illness will get the care they need, when they need it, under a $2.2 billion reform package (over five years) for mental health services.’ Now that’s a big claim. We hope it is possible. The breakdown of core components of this program is as follows: ...

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