Breaking News
October 22, 2017 - Gung Ho for Green Tea
October 22, 2017 - Cancer mortality rates continue to drop, according to national report
October 22, 2017 - Early Statin in Stroke; 'Chinese Finger Trap' Valve; Disasters Hurt Vasculature, Too
October 22, 2017 - Lifelong Asthma Struggle: NIH Study Helps Jeff Long Battle Illness
October 22, 2017 - Legalising marijuana can increase use: French study
October 22, 2017 - FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy
October 22, 2017 - A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria
October 22, 2017 - Gestational Diabetes Ups Long-Term CVD Risk (CME/CE)
October 22, 2017 - Genetics Home Reference: age-related hearing loss
October 22, 2017 - Tracing cell death pathway points to drug targets for brain damage, kidney injury, asthma
October 22, 2017 - Does Your Dog 'Talk' to You?
October 22, 2017 - Are e-cigarettes bad for the heart? Study sheds light
October 22, 2017 - ACG: Half of Gastro Docs Experience Burnout
October 22, 2017 - A Journey with Mid-Life Hearing Loss: Don't Wait to Seek Help for Hearing Issues
October 22, 2017 - Peruvian congress approves legalization of medicinal pot
October 22, 2017 - Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums
October 22, 2017 - Zinc may help to prevent, treat esophageal cancer
October 22, 2017 - Morning Break: Record Year for FDA? Bogus Doc Nets $25 Million; Team Doc as Molester
October 22, 2017 - Chicken and Food Poisoning
October 22, 2017 - NY State Medicaid expansion widened racial gap in access to high-quality cancer surgery
October 22, 2017 - Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life
October 22, 2017 - Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them
October 22, 2017 - In RA, COPD Admissions Rise (CME/CE)
October 22, 2017 - Love and Life without Gluten
October 22, 2017 - Women can be just as daring and risky as men, new studies show
October 22, 2017 - Study unlocks complexities of cell death process that plays key role in health and disease
October 22, 2017 - Dana-Farber, Brigham and Women's Cancer Center certified to offer new CAR T-cell therapy
October 22, 2017 - ObesityWeek: Effective approaches to prevent and treat pediatric obesity
October 21, 2017 - Health Highlights: Oct. 19, 2017
October 21, 2017 - Spondyloarthritis: Symptoms, treatments, and causes
October 21, 2017 - New Guidelines a Boon for Skin Cancer Staging
October 21, 2017 - Future of Asthma Monitoring
October 21, 2017 - A new form of psychotherapy for suicidal patients
October 21, 2017 - Health Tip: Protect Yourself Against Breast Cancer
October 21, 2017 - Adult-onset Still's disease: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
October 21, 2017 - Opioid Not Best Migraine Choice (CME/CE)
October 21, 2017 - Don't Let Asthma Define You: Sylvia Granados-Maready Uses Her Competitive Edge Against Condition
October 21, 2017 - How parents can improve the car ride home with young athletes
October 21, 2017 - Injectable Products by SCA Pharmaceuticals: Recall – Potential Contamination
October 21, 2017 - Donating plasma: What are the side effects and risks?
October 21, 2017 - Do Obesity and Depression Have Immunometabolic Ties? (CME/CE)
October 21, 2017 - Newer Blood Thinners May Not Bring Higher Bleeding Risk
October 21, 2017 - Investigating the most common genetic contributor to Parkinson's disease
October 21, 2017 - Health Tip: Don't Spread Infectious Disease
October 21, 2017 - Bipolar disorder: Brain mechanism could be key for prevention
October 21, 2017 - Pregnant RA Patients Often Stop Biologic Tx: Study (CME/CE)
October 21, 2017 - Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online
October 21, 2017 - Newly described process in Parkinson's protein as a potential new therapy route
October 21, 2017 - HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
October 21, 2017 - Osteoporosis: Biology behind age-related bone loss revealed
October 21, 2017 - Hormone Tx Promising for Preventing Women's Midlife Depression
October 21, 2017 - The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting
October 21, 2017 - Engineered protein treatment found to reduce obesity in mice, rats and primates
October 21, 2017 - New Genes Linked to Restless Legs Syndrome
October 21, 2017 - No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica
October 21, 2017 - 'This Is About Saving Lives': What We Heard This Week
October 21, 2017 - 3 Million Americans Say They Carry Handguns Every Day
October 21, 2017 - Night shift work linked to an increased risk of obesity
October 21, 2017 - Avoiding Alcohol Helps the Heart Beat Better
October 21, 2017 - Exposure to heavy metals may increase risk of autism
October 21, 2017 - Derms: Oral Contraceptives as Acne Tx Warrant Caution
October 21, 2017 - How Foods Labeled 'Healthy' Can Still Make You Fat
October 21, 2017 - ALS patient behind ice bucket challenge: I will bounce back
October 21, 2017 - FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Approval of Investigational Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec) for Patients with Biallelic RPE65-mediated Inherited Retinal Disease
October 21, 2017 - Household bleach may raise chronic lung disease risk
October 21, 2017 - Patient Care vs Primary Care: Is There a Problem Here?
October 21, 2017 - State Laws Help Reduce Concussions in Youth Sports
October 21, 2017 - Study indicates proof of concept for using a surrogate liquid biopsy to provide genetic profile of retinoblastoma tumors
October 21, 2017 - Story-based videos hold promise for encouraging Latinas to seek help for anxiety and depression
October 21, 2017 - Study identifies predictors of poor outcomes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients
October 21, 2017 - New study explores how herpes simplex virus may change during familial transmission
October 21, 2017 - Researchers analyze frequency of mislabeling in herbal and dietary supplements
October 21, 2017 - Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk
October 21, 2017 - NAFLD linked to higher cardiovascular risk in women, but not in men
October 21, 2017 - Study finds increasing health care costs for patients with alcoholic cirrhosis
October 21, 2017 - Liver cirrhosis mortality found to be greater than that of five major cancers
October 21, 2017 - VUMC reaches new milestone after performing 2,000th liver transplant
October 21, 2017 - Study examines risk of using liver organs from hepatitis C positive donors
October 21, 2017 - Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer
October 21, 2017 - Increased use of split liver transplantation could decrease pediatric waitlist deaths
Online dementia publication sheds light on latest research

Online dementia publication sheds light on latest research

image_pdfDownload PDFimage_print
Online dementia publication sheds light on latest research

More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia and that number is expected to climb to 1.1 million by 2056.

University of Queensland experts are keeping people living with or affected by dementia up to date on the latest dementia research and care through the online publication The Brain: Dementia.

Queensland Brain Institute director Professor Pankaj Sah said the 24-page publication, produced in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia, was designed to shed light on all aspects of Australia’s second-biggest killer.

“The publication is an essential resource for anyone living with or affected by dementia, one of society’s most pressing health problems,” Professor Sah said.

“We explain the science behind dementia – its causes and risk factors – in an accessible and informative way.

“We also share some of the compelling progress our researchers have made, including the breakthrough discovery of QBI Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research Director Professor Jürgen Götz and his team, involving ultrasound as a potential treatment for dementia.

“They have found ultrasound could one day be used to better deliver Alzheimer’s drugs into the brain and reduce disease symptoms.”

The Brain: Dementia, published on World Alzheimer’s Day, is available on the Queensland Brain Institute website.

“By combining expert knowledge from researchers with information from Alzheimer’s Australia, we hope The Brain: Dementia will serve as a comprehensive update as our researchers work towards a world free from dementia,” Professor Sah said.

“Dementia’s tendrils reach far and wide – nearly all of us know somebody affected by the condition, whether it be a family member, friend or colleague.”

Topics covered include types of dementia and their causes; risk factors including genetics and lifestyle choices; and diagnosing and living with dementia.

The publication includes profiles of prominent Australians including media legend Ita Buttrose who shares her experience of caring for her father while he had vascular dementia.

Television and radio presenter Rachel Corbett also opens up about her harrowing personal experience of her mother’s younger-onset dementia, and Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Maree McCabe discusses the national support services that the organisation provides.

The publication is the third issue in a series. The second issue, on learning and memory, was published earlier this year.


Explore further:
Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease in Scotland increase by 33.4% in one year

Provided by:
University of Queensland

Tagged with:

About author

Related Articles