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Don’t forget to plan for dementia care – and prevention

Poor public understanding of dementia care, treatment and prevention have emerged in new Flinders research. Recent reports from the Rehabilitation, Aged […]

New leads on treating dementia and Alzheimer’s

A new study by scientists in Australia and the US provides an explanation for why clinical trials of drugs targeting […]

Too many unnecessary medications prescribed for dementia patients

Medication use climbed 10 percent per year among newly diagnosed dementia patients, a new international study led by the University […]

Better post-hospital care needed for nursing home residents

A collaborative study between researchers at UNSW Medicine’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), the Department of Aged Care, St George […]

Antiepileptic drugs increase risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia

The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a new […]

Opioid analgesics reduce use of antipsychotics in persons with Alzheimer’s dise…

Initiating an opioid analgesic reduced the use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in persons with Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from […]

Treating sleep apnoea could reduce dementia risk

Inadequate oxygen levels during sleep can damage the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland […]

Alzheimer’s blood test will accelerate research into the disease

A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, developed and validated by scientists from Japan and Australia, could speed up the pace […]

Exercising maintains brain size

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. In […]

Online test can prevent heart disease deaths

Widespread use of a simple online assessment tool could prevent thousands of Australians dying from heart disease, according to a […]