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Experts recommend drug-free approach to treating depression symptoms in people living with dementia

Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has confirmed treating symptoms of depression is most effective when a non-pharmacological approach is adopted, in people living with dementia.

Putting the brakes on dementia – a MedConnect panel event

Join host ABC journalist Tegan Taylor at 6pm on Wednesday, April 27 as she talks to the chair of the Dementia Australia board, Professor Graeme Samuel, and geriatrician Dr Stephanie Ward, UNSW Senior Research Fellow from CHeBA, about the challenges imposed by this disease.

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.

New research into impact of cultural bias in diagnosing cognitive decline and dementia

Accurate assessment of cognitive performance is paramount in determining cognitive decline and dementia. A new CHeBA study is the first to investigate cultural bias in both traditional and computerised cognitive tests in a population of culturally diverse older Australians.

Free webinar on ageing and the fundamental need for social connection during a global pandemic

The Eastern Suburbs Older Persons’ Mental Health Service is hosting its 20th Positive Ageing forum as a free webinar, from 10am to noon on Wednesday, October 27 with acclaimed author, social psychologist and researcher, Hugh Mackay AO.

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