Does your mum list all your siblings’ names before she gets to yours? Don’t worry, she doesn’t love them more.
How often has your own mother forgotten your name? Does she ever cycle through the names of each of your siblings – and perhaps even the family pet – before getting to yours?
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The Alzheimer's Society is concerned that people with dementia aren't getting diagnosed soon enough. But there are pros and cons to an early diagnosis.
Fronto-temporal dementia is a rare form of dementia that typically strikes people in middle-age. Sadly, it is often misdiagnosed.
Part of a sensory textile with embedded electronics for a football fan.
A new project is incorporating technology into textiles to help people with late-stage dementia.
Older drivers aren’t as dangerous on the road as some think.
One of the major dilemmas for families and doctors of people with dementia is whether they should still be licensed to drive.
A new game designed to aid dementia research shows how understanding architecture is vital to gameplay.
People with dementia deserve higher standards of communication.
Dementia headlines are often misleading, but it's not only journalists who are to blame.
Motor symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremors, stiffness and slowness or loss of spontaneous movement.
Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 living with the disease. But what do we know about the causes and risk factors?
Expanding the definitions of disease can cause a cascade of overtesting and overtreatment.
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The creation of new “pre-conditions” is turning millions of people into patients across the globe.
Psychogenic fugue – when you can’t remember anything from your past.
People lose their memory in many different ways. A neuropsychologist explains the lingo.
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Getting old isn't what it used to be.
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.
Anthocyanins, which provide the red, blue and purple pigments, may help protect against cognitive decline.
As well as being a favourite seasonal fruit, a bioactive compound found in cherries is showing promising effects for brain health.
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.
Use it or lose it.
The headlines The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s” Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental…
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
Globally, there are 47 million people living with dementia with an increase of over 20% in the caseload year on year.
As we mark World Alzheimer's Day, research shows that tackling non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension could reduce the caseload.
Surveys of children revealed they don’t like being lied to about the degenerative condition.
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.
Knitting and neuroscience have more in common than you might think.
Neural Knitworks, an event first staged for National Science Week in 2014, has since grown into an Australia-wide engagement project promoting connections between knitting and brain health.