Alzheimer's disease

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Unpicking how brain proteins interact may create new strategies to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s Disease, write Arne Ittner and Lars Ittner.

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A team of researchers led by UNSW scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease – work that opens up new avenues for treatments for the degenerative brain condition.

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Evidence is mounting that simple lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, experts from UNSW's Centre for Health Brain Ageing say. 

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Two UNSW post-doctoral researchers have been chosen to meet some of the world’s finest minds at the annual Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany.

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Humour therapy is as effective as widely used antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in people with dementia - and avoids serious drug side effects, a new study shows.

Two of Australia's leading experts address free public seminar chaired by Ita Buttrose to mark World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21st Sept.

Two of Australia's leading experts address free public seminar chaired by Ita Buttrose to mark World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21st Sept.

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Those who don't engage in complex mental activity over their lifetime have twice the shrinkage in a key part of the brain in old age, according to researchers from UNSW.