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 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.
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.
Using light to manipulate cells is leading to some startling findings.
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.
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.
Everyone has heard of Alzheimer's, but little-known DLB affects millions worldwide.
How old you are depends not so much when you were born but how your clock is ticking.
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.
Five new European studies say dementia occurrence is stable or falling. Our panic may have been unnecessary.
It's no longer about taking dementia seriously, but doing something serious about it.
Although dementia has a major effect on both public health and society, first-time findings from Scotland show that we know much less about the condition than we should.
What is holding back the discovery and development of any effective treatments for dementia?
From time to time, we all misplace our keys or forgets someone’s name, at least for a few minutes, and we worry about "getting Alzheimer’s".
Our blood-brain barrier protects us by blocking out unwanted material but with age it also blocks waste from getting out.
The widely loved author's legacy was far from confined to the fantastic worlds he created in his books.
Families could ease burden of dementia in hospitals but politicians are scared to propose it for fear of branding NHS a 'failure'.
Still Alice tells a story that is worth telling: any debate is better than none.
The film, widely championed for raising awareness about the disease, misses some key elements.