dementia

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The acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas and UNSW academic and filmmaker Mary Zournazi are crafting a play that digs deeply into key challenges accompanying our ageing population. 

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Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.

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Research led by Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Sydney has received more than $3 million in federal funding to improve treatment for dementia in Indigenous Australians.

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With dementia on the rise, a new report calls for greater awareness of modifiable lifestyle factors that increase risk of the condition, including diabetes, physical inactivity and mid-life obesity and high blood pressure.

 

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While research provides some evidence that lithium protects the brain from dementia, its potentially harmful effects to other organs needs to be studied before it is added to drinking water, writes Perminder Sachdev.

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A $3.2 million grant will allow UNSW researchers to broaden their international research collaboration to determine common factors of cognitive decline and dementia.

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Variability of responses in computerised tests is a strong marker of accelerated ageing and predicts mortality in older people, researchers at UNSW's Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing have discovered.

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Dr Nicole Kochan has been awarded a Boosting Dementia Research Grant for a world-first study that aims to improve early diagnosis of dementia.

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Closer examination of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is critical in identifying individuals at high risk of developing dementia, new research finds.

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For their work in surface chemistry, HIV/AIDS and memory disruption in dementia, three UNSW researchers have won four prestigious Royal Society of NSW Awards for 2016.

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