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Innovation grants awarded to Alzheimer’s-related sleep study and new drug treatment

Research projects that will test how acoustic sleep technology and a new drug treatment can help reduce toxins associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease will share $750,000 in funding from the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

Older person’s self-perception of own health a predictor of future health: research

An older person’s perceptions about their health — known as 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) — may predict their health in the future, new Monash research shows.

New technology is helping people with aphasia write their own story

Students from the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and Monash Young Medtech Innovators have teamed up with Monash Health speech pathologists and their patients to develop technology to assist people living with aphasia to communicate.

From glasses to mobility scooters, ‘assistive technology’ isn’t always high-tech

The WHO estimates one in three of us will need assistive technology, ranging from glasses to mobility scooters, in our lifetimes. This number is set to grow with an ageing population and the rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, which are major causes of disability.

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.

Financial insecurity causing high levels of mental distress for Australian women

One in five Australian women aged 55 to 64 have high levels of mental distress associated with financial insecurity, an increase of 40 per cent in the last 20 years, according to an analysis led by Monash University.

Melb Design Week portrait exhibition showcases good design features for healthy ageing

At a Melbourne Design Week 2022 narrative portrait exhibition by Monash University’s Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre and the National Centre for Healthy Ageing (NCHA), ways to design for ‘civic good’ are being championed to empower people to ‘design the world they want’.

New Monash university menopause app providing trustworthy information and tools

Women can now access trustworthy information and tools to help them manage early menopause-related health issues, with the launch of an app developed by Monash University and women’s health experts.

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.

New research links low testosterone levels in older women with double the risk of cardiac events

A Monash University study has challenged the view that testosterone is bad for women’s hearts, showing that for women aged over 70, having low testosterone levels actually doubles the risk of a cardiac event.

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