Dementia

Better future for Australians with Alzheimer's

Date Published: 
27 Nov 2013
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A panel of experts in the field of dementia care have called for an urgent national approach to the diagnosis and care of people with dementia given the critical shortage in Australia's dementia care workforce, following the finding of a new report launched on 12 November 2013 at the Aged and Com

$37 million for health research

Date Published: 
24 Oct 2013
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UNSW has received $37 million in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday announced more than $559 million for 963 grants to health and medical researchers across Australia.

Is the incidence of dementia declining?

Date Published: 
4 Oct 2013
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OPINION: It’s rare to hear good news about dementia, so two recent reports showing it may be becoming less common created a fair amount of excitement.

Reducing dementia drug risk

Date Published: 
26 Jun 2013
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The over-prescription of antipsychotic medication to people with dementia in care will be targeted in a new million-dollar research project led by UNSW researchers.

Exercise your mind

Date Published: 
12 Apr 2013
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Most of us take our brains for granted – until, that is, we slowly start to drift towards forgetfulness.

Cognitive decline ‘reversed’ in one in four people

Date Published: 
28 Mar 2013
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One in four elderly people with mild cognitive impairment – a precursor to dementia – naturally ‘reverts’ to normal cognition, research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) shows.

Younger onset dementia and memory disorders on the rise

Date Published: 
28 Nov 2012
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Younger people are increasingly being diagnosed with dementia and Sydney researchers are undertaking the first known Australian study to investigate the rise.

Younger onset dementia is defined as dementia with symptom onset before the age of 65 years.

Promoting healthy brain ageing

Date Published: 
22 Oct 2012
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The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has been launched at the University of New South Wales to help tackle an illness that affects 300,000 people in Australia and is the nation’s third leading cause of death, dementia.

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