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New study shows link between Vitamin D deficiency and dementia

A world-first study from the University of South Australia could stop dementia in its tracks as new genetic research shows a direct link between this degenerative disease and a lack of vitamin D.

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.

Music therapy eHealth supporting people with dementia

A music therapist and a human-computer interaction expert are combining to assist carers to use music as a means of calming people with dementia.

Top global researchers converge for dementia science and research forum

The Australian Dementia Network and the health department are proudly presenting the Australian Dementia Research Forum 2022. The theme for this year, 'Early Diagnosis – Effective Treatment', will include presentations and keynote addresses from leading national and international researchers from the UK, the US and Sweden.

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.

Dementia Australia calls on all parties, all candidates to keep disease at top of agenda

Dementia Australia is calling on all political parties and candidates to declare commitments to the delivery of quality dementia care in their election policy platforms.

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.

Partnership to transform dementia care in residential aged care

A partnership project led by the University of Sydney has received funding from the Australian Government to improve the independence, health and wellbeing of people living with dementia in residential aged care.

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