Dementia

Unusual form of dementia more common than previously believed

Frontotemporal dementia has been regarded as an unusual disease that primarily afflicts people in their 50s. Recent studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, however, ...

Diabetes medication reduces dementia risk

Analysis of health insurance data suggests preventive effect ...

Air travel and dementia – understanding the challenges for travellers, carers and airlines

As the number of people with dementia grows it's increasingly critical to understand its impact and how to manage it in a range of circumstances including air travel where no guidelines currently exist for airlines or airports. ... Full story

Lack of evidence on how to care for hip fracture patients with dementia

Medical guidance on how to care for elderly people with dementia following a hip fracture is ‘sadly lacking’ according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. ... Full story

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 a decrease in sexual relations with their partners. ... Full story

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 of developing early onset dementia. ... Full story

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

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