Not all Alzheimer’s research has been compromised by allegations of scientific fraud. But we should interrogate whether the governing bodies of research and drug approvals are truly effective.
The first step is to trust in the friendship and begin to explore how it can be sustained over time.
Dementia doesn’t affect everyone equally. Social factors can determine how likely you are to suffer from the illness, including your socioeconomic status, where you live, and your background.
Much dementia research does not reflect ethnically diverse communities. Studies used to make policy, clinical and investment decisions in dementia should reflect the diverse Canadian population.
A new study has found in those with cognitive decline, memory can be improved by treating sleep apnoea.
Younger people with dementia are more likely to experience quicker disease decline. But annual NDIS reviews don’t capture their changing needs.
Because they help to create a shared understanding, metaphors can play a critical role in navigating the gap between the knowledge patients and health-care providers bring.
Participants who woke up fewer times during the night performed better on memory tasks the next day.
It’s still unclear whether HRT can protect brain function and prevent dementia.
Long overlooked by scientists, white matter may provide clues to some of the brain’s greatest mysteries.
Both too much and too little sleep may interfere with our cognition.
Although Medicare has agreed to pay for Aduhelm, its coverage comes with restrictions.
When aged care residents are involved with mealtime jobs such as sorting cutlery and laying the table, they are treated like people not task lists.
Across Canada and the United States, more than two million people are living with aphasia and its language and communication challenges.
New research reveals how socioeconomic status influences our memory abilities and risk of dementia.
A clearer understanding of the true treatment costs of dementia for American Indian and Alaska Native adults could help health services better meet the needs of the populations they serve.
While longer naps are a normal part of aging, excessively long dozes could be a warning signal for cognitive decline.
Brain changes including shrinkage, weakened connections and poorer performance on thinking and memory tests could explain ‘brain fog’ after COVID – even after ‘mild’ cases.
Picture how you’d like to be cared for as an older Australian who needs help. Now compare that to the reality for today’s aged care residents and carers.
Sometimes Granny can be a bit too honest. This is a normal part of ageing.