Dementia

Widespread antipsychotic use in nursing homes unnecessary, trial shows

Date Published: 
26 Jul 2016
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Despite minimal evidence supporting their effectiveness to manage symptoms of dementia, the use of antipsychotic drugs in Australian nursing homes is widespread. Studies showing the drugs increase the risk of stroke, cognitive decline and death have also been largely ignored.

UNSW professor wins 'Nobel Prize for Ageing’

Date Published: 
22 Jun 2016
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UNSW Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty has won The Ryman Prize for his tireless work over 30 years to combat dementia – a disease that affects around 342,000 Australians.

$2.4 million in federal funding for UNSW dementia research

Date Published: 
19 Oct 2015
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UNSW-linked dementia research has been given a major boost with four scientists receiving prestigious Dementia Research Development Fellowships worth up to $605,000 each.

Five tips on how to talk to kids about dementia

Date Published: 
16 Sep 2015
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OPINION: With 900,000 Australians expected to be living with dementia by 2050, these are the types of questions more and more children will be asking as they come to know someone living with dementia. But are parents, caregivers and educators prepared for these questions?

Australian children speak out about dementia

Date Published: 
3 Sep 2015
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Australian children have revealed in a series of videos the impact of having a close relative diagnosed with dementia, in a bid to help other children better understand the condition.

Dementia in the workforce: the ageing issue we're not prepared to deal with

Date Published: 
9 Jun 2015
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OPINION: Sensibly, everyone seems to be planning for an ageing Australia. However, no one is mentioning the elephant in the room.

New tool to help detect financial abuse of older Australians

Date Published: 
12 Feb 2015
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A simple online tool to help bank staff combat rising financial abuse of vulnerable people has been developed, thanks to UNSW support.

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.

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