Clinical & nursing

How harmful gut bacteria trigger Alzheimer's

22 May, 2024 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

A growing body of evidence now suggests that it is not only age — but also diet — that affects the brain.


SA dementia-friendly action plan to roll out

03 May, 2024 | Supplied by: Dementia Australia

An action plan will be implemented in South Australia that will see the state become more dementia-friendly.


Memory test and blood sample: early Alzheimer's diagnostics?

26 April, 2024

A new study at the University of Gothenburg is testing the potential for a digital memory test and a blood sample to identify early Alzheimer's disease.


Dementia Australia celebrates 25 years

26 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Dementia Australia

A new report has been released by Dementia Australia, marking 25 years in research support and innovation.


Surprising things that may reduce dementia risk factors

19 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Monash University

A new Australian study has uncovered some surprising factors that may reduce the risk of developing dementia.


How HIV treatments could help Alzheimer's patients

19 April, 2024

Promising real-world links between common HIV drugs and a reduced incidence of Alzheimer’s disease have been uncovered by scientists.


Could smartphones detect frontotemporal dementia?

11 April, 2024

New research suggests that smartphone cognitive testing could detect early signs of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in those who carry the gene.


Serious risks to back pain patients, investigation finds

10 April, 2024

Fraud, waste and abuse have been uncovered by an ABC Four Corners investigation into Australia's "back pain industry".


Key step uncovered in the wound healing process

04 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Monash University

Scientists from Monash University have identified a key step in the wound healing process that becomes disabled during the aging process.


The church needs a better understanding of dementia: study

26 March, 2024

More dementia education is needed to assist clergy in supporting those with dementia and their families, a new study shows.


Could the gut microbiome help to diagnose Alzheimer's?

22 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Dementia Australia

A new project exploring the role of the gut microbiome in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has received a round of funding.


Call for dementia-specific tools for GPs

15 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Dementia Australia

The newest Dementia Australia Honorary Medical Advisor is highlighting the importance of dementia-specific tools for GPs.


New VR dementia care program launched

12 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Dementia Training Australia

A new program designed to create a network of leaders specialising in dementia care has been launched.


Painkiller prescription rate much higher in Australia: study

29 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Monash University

Australian aged care residents are far more likely to be taking painkiller medication than residents in some other parts of the world, new research shows.


Lenexa Medical LenexaCARE pressure injury monitoring system

15 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Lenexa Medical

The LenexaCARE fabric-based sensor technology paired with AI software monitors patient position and pressures in real time to enable personalised pressure injury prevention.


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