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Dementia has become Australia’s latest national health priority. John/Flickr

Alzheimer hypothesis stuck in intellectual cul-de-sac

The size and growing magnitude of the dementia epidemic has forced a welcome decision by health ministers to name the disorder as Australia’s latest national health priority area. Yet for researchers searching…
Scientists believe that by mimicking the production of a molecule, they may be able to delay or repair the onset of dementia in elderly patients. AAP/Melbourne Neuroscience Project, Katrina Lawrence

Molecule may be key to halting early dementia

The discovery of a molecule that appears to regulate memory and learning in the brain could pave the way for treatments of…
The flavanoids in strawberries and blueberries could help delay dementia. EPA/Bilawal Arbab

Blueberries and strawberries slow cognitive decline

People who eat greater amounts of blueberries and strawberries could delay their cognitive ageing by years, according to…
A positive result from predictive genetic testing can give rise to mental health issues, such as depression and suicide. pedro veneroso/Flickr

A little bit of knowledge: the perils of genetic tests for Alzheimer’s disease

Genetic mutations are the cause of many incurable diseases and we now have tests to predict the likelihood of people developing inherited diseases. But predictive genetic tests for neurodegenerative diseases…
Chemicals are present in the brain a decade or so before symptoms occur. Rosie O Beirne

Alzheimer’s could be diagnosed and treated before symptoms occur

Dementia is among the largest cause of disability in Australians aged over 65 and affects memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for…

Sour grapes may prevent Alzheimer’s

An antioxidant found in grapes may help prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at a US…

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