Three out of four dementia patients in nursing homes who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs to control their symtpoms do not need them, a UNSW-led trial has shown.
UNSW's Henry Brodaty has won the $250,000 Ryman Prize for his tireless work over 30 years to combat dementia – a disease that affects more than 340,000 Australians.
UNSW-linked dementia research has been given a major boost with six academics receiving prestigious Dementia Research Development Fellowships worth up to $605,000 each.
How do we talk to kids about dementia and what do they want to know? Jess Baker has some answers.
For her research showing that people with dementia lose their ability to imagine the future, cognitive neuroscientist Muireann Irish has been awarded a $25,000 L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship.
Australian children have revealed in a series of videos the impact of having a close relative diagnosed with dementia, in a bid to help other children better understand the condition.
Dementia research has been given a major boost with UNSW researchers receiving close to $13 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Sensibly, everyone seems to be planning for an ageing Australia. However, no one is mentioning the elephant in the room: the increasing number of people in the workforce suffering from dementia, writes Nicola Gates.
Children are the focus of a world-first online anti-stigma program that aims to change attitudes around one of our fastest growing health issues.
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.