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Healthier lifestyles could lead to lower rates of dementia

Macquarie University trial

A recent media story has mentioned this website in relation to a dementia trial at Macquarie University.

We unfortunately have no information about the trial.

Please contact Macquarie University directly.

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Healthier lifestyles could lead to lower rates of dementia

A report released today by Alzheimer’s Australia and the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Is the Incidence of Dementia Declining?, suggests that action on preventative health could lower the risk of dementia for future generations.  

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Closing the gap on dementia

Alzheimer’s Australia has launched an Australian-first dementia risk reduction program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (ATSI), in response to growing dementia prevalence.

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Veterans' brains matter

As part of Veterans’ Health Week, Alzheimer’s Australia in collaboration with Fitness Australia and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, have today released a Help Sheet to urge veterans to participate in physical activity to maximise their brain health.

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Let’s get physical to reduce the risk of dementia

People who do regular physical activity have healthier brains, better memory, planning and other thinking skills, and have less chance of developing dementia, according to a new paper released today by Alzheimer’s Australia in partnership with Fitness Australia. 

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Call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500 for questions, information, advice.

If you are looking for information about the Macquarie retina research trial which was mentioned recently on TV, we unfortunately do not have any information about the trial. Please contact Macquarie Opthalmology on (02) 9812-3933 for all questions about the trial.

 

DCRC

Your Brain Matters was supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund from July 2012 to June 2015.

 

Alzheimer's Australia would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians and carers of the country of Australia.