Brain health

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. It is one of the most common yet misunderstood illnesses in Australia. Alzheimer’s, on the other hand, is a specific type of brain disease. It is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 per cent of dementia cases

Inflammatory bowel disease may be linked to increased risk of dementia

These are the symptoms to look out for.

Program improves cognition of people at risk of dementia

Help from experts could help improve the cognition of people at risk.

Computer 'game' helps brains and balance in older Australians

Older Australians are using interactive gaming to improve their brains and balance.

Is this Alzheimer's risk in your neighbourhood?

Study links exposure to noise to an increased risk for Alzheimer's.

PrecivityAD Alzheimer's blood test breakthrough rushed through

Blood test promises to make diagnosis cheaper, but a treatment remains elusive.

Anxiety linked to faster onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers unsure if anxiety is a symptom or if it contributes to cognitive decline.

How to reduce your risk of dementia

It's possible to influence your risk of the disease.

Which brain supplements do and don’t work?

Don't trust everything you see on TV.

Biogen hits brick wall with potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s

The 17-year wait for a new, effective Alzheimer's medication continues.

Diagnosing dementia in middle-aged people

A diagnosis of younger onset dementia can be devastating, but specialist service can help.

Simple language test can predict who will get Alzheimer’s

Research suggests breakthrough could reduce the need for invasive and expensive scans.

Your favourite music can send your brain into a pleasure overload: researchers

‘Chills' associated with music could be key to learning more about our evolution.

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