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, ...

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

Rutgers to Investigate Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia Patients

Stephen Crystal receives grant to research and improve medication safety in nursing homes ... Full story

Being underweight in middle age associated with increased dementia risk

Feet on scalesMiddle-aged people who are underweight (with a Body Mass Index [BMI] less than 20 kg/m2 [1]) are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of similar age with a healthy BMI, according to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. ... Full story

Treating dementia with cultural sensitivity

A trip to the stunning shores of the Torres Strait Islands has reinforced the need to make a difference to dementia sufferers in even the remotest of locations. ... Full story

​​NTU scientists discover new treatment for dementia

New brain cells can be formed through deep brain stimulation, improving memory retention ... Full story

Business backs big data research to defeat dementia

A UNSW research initiative to harness 'big data' to defeat dementia has received financial backing from corporate Australia, raising hopes of further insights into the disease. ... Full story

Research identifies novel steps in Dementia progression

Research by biologists at the University of York has identified new mechanisms potentially driving progression of an aggressive form of dementia. ... Full story

Are antipsychotic drugs more dangerous to dementia patients than we think?

New study shows death risk is higher for patients who take them, and goes up with dose ... Full story

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