Tips for choosing the right aged care for you or your loved ones

Finding the best care for your loved one can be a difficult journey – for all of the family. Anecdotal evidence suggests – and many health care professionals agree – that when compared to reside...

Wendy Mitchell’s book provides inspiration to those living with dementia

Wendy Mitchell was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease at 58 years of age. Her disease became obvious when she had a fall while jogging by the River Ouse in York, where she lives in th...

Younger people caring for their parents with dementia

The number of people living with dementia in Australia is continuing to rise. It’s estimated that 425,000 Australians currently live with dementia – that’s 250 Australians developing dementia ev...

Your gut bacteria could influence whether you develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Did you know that there is a link between your intestinal bacteria and your chance of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease? New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that your i...

How can I avoid getting dementia?

Did you know? Almost half of 2,000 people surveyed by the BBC's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor program were keen to know 'How can I avoid dementia?' (49 per cent according to a ComRes poll conducted online A...

New blood test detects Alzheimer’s Disease with 90 per cent accuracy

Scientists from Australia and Japan have developed the world’s first accurate blood test for Alzheimer’s Disease that can detect the presence of the disease up to 30 years prior to symptoms showin...

Dementia and the festive season – tips for families

While the festive season is generally a very happy time to relax and reflect on the year which has past, it can often be fraught with emotion and family issues can be brought to the surface. For famil...

Five thoughtful things you can do for an elderly parent living with dementia

Family and friends matter when it comes to navigating life’s ups and downs. So, what can you do to keep the special bond alive when an elderly parent is living with dementia? How can you stay con...

Dementia Awareness Month

Did you know that September is Dementia Awareness Month? Dementia Awareness Month is a campaign conducted by Alzheimer’s Australia that’s all about encouraging Australians to become aware of demen...