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Latest news: Dementia

Dementia Australia welcomes boost to support carers

Dementia Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver a range of initiatives to support carers this National Carers Week, 15-23 October.

People living with dementia celebrated at Club Kalina Floriade party

Dementia support provider, Community Home Australia (CHA) is today hosting a Floriade Community Party - an inclusive day for the whole family regardless of age, ability or diagnosis - at Club Kalina, the organisation's bustling day centre and heart.

SPICE extends quality of life for Canberrans with dementia

An active therapeutic intervention is designed to help people with dementia remain living independently at home.

A rebellion against aged care system takes hold in Canberra

A revolutionary aged care ‘home model’ in Canberra is radically transforming the sector – no uniforms, staff can bring their kids or pets, and the ratio of carers to residents with early...

Ample sleep can delay onset of dementia, ANU study finds

A recent study by researchers at The Australian National University has shown that the right amount of sleep becomes even more important to brain health upon reaching middle age.

A higher dose of magnesium each day keeps dementia at bay 

More magnesium in our daily diet leads to better brain health as we age, according to scientists from the Neuroimaging and Brain Lab at The ANU.  

Link found between dementia risks and high cholesterol

Scientists at the Heart Research Institute say they have made a major breakthough by finding the definitive relationship between dementia and high levels of cholesterol for the first time.

Canberrans with dementia invited to spark a zest for dance

On Tuesday mornings, Weston Neighbourhood Hall comes bursting to life with the sounds of golden age Hollywood showtunes, laughter and love as the Sparks dance class takes place.

No trivial matter, Dementia Demolition Squad raises funds for research

Saturday 4 March will be a night of lively fun at the Canberra Deakin Football Club, with everyone from trivia lords to the quizzically challenged invited. Theona Combos, a dedicated daughter leading the Dementia Demolition Squad in her mother’s memory, will host a trivia night fundraiser with every dollar raised going towards dementia and Parkinson’s research.

Experience the beauty within dementia at The Q, Queanbeyan

Demented, the newest work from renowned Canberra playwright Ruth Pieloor, explores the juxtaposition that comes within the dementia journey. The show hits the stage at The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre on 17-20 August.

Clinical trial targets dementia risk in middle aged

An Australian first clinical trial is aiming to reduce dementia risk in middle aged adults. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and almost 500,000 people have the disease.