Dementia

Landmark 69-year study to provide window into dementia

A landmark study that has been following a group of people since their birth in the same week in March 1946 is ...

Northern databases and data repositories lift research on ageing and dementia

Well-developed repositories and databases with patient data, connected to regular examinations using different imaging techniques, give Umeå University an advantage when it ...

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, indicate that almost one out of every thirty person above the age of 80 have frontotemporal dementia. ... Full story

Diabetes medication reduces dementia risk

Analysis of health insurance data suggests preventive effect ... Full story

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

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