Friendship helps protect against loneliness even when oldsters do not have dementia. It can be especially beneficial for those who do.
A recent study finds that friends ought not let friends with dementia be lonely. The surprising part? Why staying friends is good for the friend without dementia as well as for the one who has it.
What does dementia feel like?
Brain training programs support healthy brain ageing – but you’ve got to choose the right one.
Many brain training programs are based on the principles of neuroplasticity. But a new study shows that less than 40% are backed by proof of efficacy.
Will you still be able to do the crossword when you’re 80? Yep, better than ever, probably.
There are a number of myths associated with what happens to our brain and bodies as we age.
There are many processes that occur as a result of ‘wear and tear’ in the body.
Cells and processes in our body have existed for longer and longer periods of time.
A disease that we have known about for more than 100 years still defies proper description and a consensus on how to tackle it.
Hearing the same questions over and over again can be frustrating, but it’s important you stay calm – they’re not trying to annoy you.
If you care for or know someone with dementia, they've probably asked you “what are we doing today?” “who are you?” or “when are we going home?”
There are some things we can’t protect our children from.
Dozens of factors are at play.
A blood test for dementia would be great, but there are limitations as to what blood can tell us about our brains.
Blood has some disadvantages for diagnosis as it is separated from the brain by what is called the "blood brain barrier". This makes it difficult to establish that a signal is actually coming from the brain.
President Obama awards a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pat Summitt in 2012. Summit died June 28 from early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer's disease is one of the most feared illnesses of people 60 and up. A rare type of Alzheimer's, called early-onset, can occur in people even younger. How can you tell if you are at risk?
Dementia can affect the ability to perform tasks such as dressing, showering and eating.
Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia. As the population ages, the number of people with dementia is expected to rise, as is the number of deaths from dementia.
Researchers are trying to fill in the blanks between genetic blueprints and psychiatric disorder by studying changes in the brain.
Proceed with caution when using foil for cooking.
While cooking food in aluminium pots isn't a bad thing, doing so in foil is problematic. Over-exposure to aluminium may pose serious threats to human health.
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Using light to manipulate cells is leading to some startling findings.
Will Smith as Dr Bennet Omalu.
Once the stuff of tweeting birds and rolling cartoon eyes, bumps on the head are now linked to dementia. Will Smith's latest movie tells how sports authorities tried to cover it up.
Blue-green algae blooms are increasing in size and frequency as global temperatures rise.
For the first time, researchers have shown that feeding vervet monkeys a toxin produced by blue-green algae resulted in protein deposits in the brain, consistent with those seen in human Alzheimer's.
Robin Williams’ recent death put the condition in the spotlight.
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Everyone has heard of Alzheimer's, but little-known DLB affects millions worldwide.
Still going strong.
How old you are depends not so much when you were born but how your clock is ticking.
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age.
People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
The future may not be as bleak as we thought.
Five new European studies say dementia occurrence is stable or falling. Our panic may have been unnecessary.