Dementia Australia has thanked and congratulated Australian rugby league and Penrith Panthers legend Royce Simmons on walking 300km in just 11 days, in the process raising more than $650,000 to support the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.
The connection between vascular disease in the brain and Alzheimer’s has remained unexplained despite the intense efforts of researchers. Now, a study led by researchers at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has uncovered a possible mechanism.
Storm In A Teacup director Nia Pericles has provided family videos to use in the development of Ask Annie – Dementia Australia's mobile app that offers short, self-paced learning modules to help care workers refresh their skills and learn tips and tools to provide better care to people living with dementia.
A Monash University-led study has found a promising new treatment for patients with the second-most common form of dementia in people under 60, resulting in a stabilising of escalating behavioural issues, and a reversal of brain shrinkage due to the disease.
Revolutionary gene therapies to treat motor neuron disease, Alzheimer’s and a severe form of childhood epilepsy may be just around the corner, with a new venture aiming to bring Macquarie University’s medical research to the world.
Biotechnology company Actinogen Medical has announced positive results for their lead drug Xanamem taking the ASX-listed company a step closer to creating a novel treatment for a disease that impacts more than 400,000 elderly Australians.
Award-winning landscape designer Mark Browning is presenting his show garden at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, on now til April 3, designed as a tribute to his late mother, Audrey Browning who had Alzheimer’s disease.
Wipeout Dementia fundraising has hit $2 million on the back of the property industry’s March 25 Bondi Beach event, with 64 heavy-hitters raising nearly $350,000 to support critical research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney.
Senior executives across Australia’s property industry along with 1999 World Surfing Champion Mark Occhilupo have joined forces to defeat dementia, with more than 50 organisations being represented in what will be the biggest Wipeout Dementia event to date.