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.
Drugs to help people live to 150 could be available within a decade, but the consequences of prolonged life will change Australia forever, experts have told a 1,000-strong audience at the 2011 Medicine Dean's Lecture.
Two of Australia's leading experts address free public seminar chaired by Ita Buttrose to mark World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21st Sept.
Being fearful of falling can lead to actual falls among older people, irrespective of their real physical risk, new research finds.
UNSW researchers have received $5.1 million from the federal government to continue groundbreaking work to improve assessments and outcomes for people with dementia.
UNSW has won its largest number of project grants ever in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.