Dementia

Dementia found to decrease sexual activity

In a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr Rebekah Ahmed and colleagues found that patients with dementia show ...

New Study on Brain Exercises for Healthy Ageing in People with Down syndrome

The first of its kind research in Ireland addresses a gap in proactive health ageing resources for a population at high risk ...

The Dementia Epidemic: Is Australia Prepared?

Industry experts, people living with dementia, carers and researchers will share their expertise and stories at a first-of-its-kind forum on dementia on Wednesday 20 May at the University of Sydney. ... Full story

Creating digital technologies for dementia care

Designers, coders, hackers and researchers are coming together for an event aimed at exploring how digital technologies could support and improve dementia care. ... Full story

Researchers reach out to bereaved families who've cared for loved ones with dementia

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Southern Cross University are reaching out to bereaved family caregivers to do an online survey so they can learn how health services might better support people living at home with dementia. ... Full story

Long-term galactic cosmic ray exposure leads to dementia-like cognitive impairments

Findings of UCI study have implications for astronauts on extended spaceflights ... Full story

Demanding Jobs May Increase Survival in Frontotemporal Dementia

MINNEAPOLIS – People with more demanding jobs may live longer after developing the disease frontotemporal dementia than people with less skilled jobs, according to a new study published in the April 22, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Frontotemporal dementia, which often affects people under the age of 65, results in changes in personality or behavior and problems with language, but does not affect the memory. ... Full story

New method helps establish south Asian perceptions of dementia

Dementia care for south Asian people could be improved after researchers from The University of Manchester adapted a commonly used tool for judging perceptions of the disease. ... Full story

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