September 22, 2016

We all hope for a cure for dementia. It can be one of the cruelest of diseases, slowly removing memory, thought processing ability, language and eventually basic functions such as movement. Dementia not only affects older individuals but can affect those younger than 6...

September 17, 2016

There are many possible causes of dementia, though the most common cause, Alzheimer’s disease, comes easily to mind. Often the causes are multiple in each patient. A lesser known cause is frontotemporal dementia (FTD) which can have an early onset (before age 65) and h...

September 14, 2016

Busy lives lead to busy minds. We are bombarded by advertising, social media and conflicting messages, let alone relationship or work issues. These can all cause us to ruminate rather than to recover from a busy day, impairing our sleep and causing much distress for th...

September 8, 2016

September is the month to realise that ‘you are not alone’ if you are living with or know someone with dementia. Alzheimer’s Australia is currently promoting Dementia Awareness Month using the theme of You are not alone, and are offering talks from speakers on a wide r...

September 3, 2016

August holds the annual Parkinson's NSW Unity Run and Walk, which since inception has raised over 1 million dollars for patients, carers and their families.

The event has been held annually for nearly a decade and consists of either a 4km or 8km walk/run. The event...

September 3, 2016

Think Exercise

The phrase “food for thought” is a common one but have you ever considered “exercise for thought”?  Evidence is mounting for the benefits of exercise in preventing dementia (1) as described further at www.yourbrainmatters.org.au.  Exercise in general as w...

September 3, 2016

Headache is extremely common, affecting all age groups and being potentially very disabling, with more people suffering it in Australia than diabetes and heart disease. Support and research are provided by Headache Australia (see headacheaustralia.org,au) a branch of t...

September 3, 2016

In recent years there has been an increasing recognition and acceptance amongst the medical community of the potential benefits for artistic and musical pursuits in those with dementia. The focus has shifted from theoretical benefit to evidenced-based benefit. The Nati...

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