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Panthers legend walks 300km to raise $650,000 for dementia research

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.

Missing link between Alzheimer’s and vascular disease maybe found: research

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.

Highly regarded filmmaker shares why she supports mobile app, Ask Annie

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.

Study suggests new Alzheimer’s and dementia treatment has promise

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.

‘Very optimistic’: Research offers hope for MND and Alzheimer’s gene treatment

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.

‘Everybody’s Oma – a family’s dementia journey’: upcoming webinar

Join the creators of Everybody’s Oma, a personal and heart-warming documentary about one family’s dementia journey, for an hour-long insight into their story on Tuesday, May 17.

Millions could benefit after breakthrough Alzheimer’s treatment trial by Aussie biotech

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.

Alzheimer’s tribute wins Silver Gilt Show Garden award at Melb International Flower & Garden Show

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.

Occhilupo and property people provide wave of support for dementia research

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.

Property industry carves up surf to raise dementia funds and awareness

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.

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