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.
High blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, but now researchers have found that it may be protective in the very old.
People with dementia are prone to getting lost. Thankfully, there's technology to help find them.
What students can learn from time spent in care homes.
Many reasons that weren’t explored may account for the findings that women who drank coffee decreased their risk of dementia.
A study was reported to show caffeine protects older women from dementia. But looking closer at the research, we can't truly claim coffee was the reason some of the women had a lower risk of dementia.
Believe it or not, cats are really useful. Even this one.
Elioth Gruner Spring Frost 1919: one of the paintings included in the gallery’s program.
Art Gallery of New South Wales Gift of F G White 1939
A new study shows that looking at paintings can bring pleasure to people living with dementia, affecting their wellbeing even after the memory of the event has gone.
Tiny particles of a mineral known as magnetite may be causing havoc with our health.
Long after people with dementia have forgotten the names of their loved ones, they can still recall songs they learned in their teenage years.
Strategies for dealing with dementia require reflection.
Small businesses such as pubs and hairdressers are key to allowing people with dementia to maintain meaningful social ties.
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?”
In addition to bed availability, look for specialist dementia wards, skilled staff and good communication channels.
Admitting a loved one to a nursing home is a difficult decision and is usually only arrived at once the person's care needs cannot be met by the family and community-based services.
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.
Success in human drug development is painfully low.
News reports this week hailing a breakthrough in Alzheimer's research, saying a vaccine for the disease is a few years away, have raised hopes for many. But let's take a step back from the headlines.
Suffering in silence.
Recognising the symptoms of the dispossessed will prevent crimes against humanity.
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.
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.