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 ...

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. ...

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

Unique study gives people with dementia their say

by Marketing and Communications - The INSPIRED study will ask those with dementia to share their experiences and opinions to inform future care. Photo: Shutterstock ... Full story

Governments commit to advancements in dementia research and care

Geneva - At the WHO-hosted Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland today announced that over US$ 100 million will be invested in a pioneering new global Dementia Discovery Fund. Major pharmaceutical companies have committed in principle to investing in promising research efforts for dementia through the project, along with the nongovernmental organization Alzheimer’s Research UK and the United Kingdom Government. The announcement was welcomed as the type of innovative mechanism that could bring about a breakthrough in treatment. ... Full story

Seeking the facts about dementia-related wandering in residential aged care: QUT study

People with dementia don't wander into harms way as often as carers and family fear, with a new QUT study finding wandering out of bounds and into a person's private space occurs only five per cent of the time in residential aged care. ... Full story

Researchers Complete Vital Work in Housing Design for People with Dementia

TrinityHaus and the DSIDC’s Living with Dementia (LiD) Programme at Trinity College Dublin, which brings together academics and researchers from the School of Engineering and the School of Social Work and Social Policy, recently completed a research report commissioned by the National Disability Authority’s Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) to provide key findings and recommendations to support the Universal Design of dementia-friendly dwellings. ... Full story

Diabetes and depression predict dementia risk in people with slowing minds

People with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing dementia if they have diabetes or psychiatric symptoms such as depression, finds a new review led by UCL researchers. ... Full story

Pumping iron could ward off dementia

High intensity weight training is important for brains not just brawn and could be prescribed in the fight against dementia according to new research from the University of Sydney. ... Full story

Dementia: the next generation

Four Scottish universities are to join forces to study how diet, exercise and other factors affect the amount of blood that reaches brain tissue and how that may affect memory. ... Full story

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