- Professor Nicola Lautenschlager
Director, Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age; Head, Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne; Aged Persons Mental Health Program, NorthWestern Mental Health and Royal Melbourne Hospital
Reducing the risk of mental illness and dementia as we age
Physical activity benefits the body, but it can also help cognition and reduce the risk of dementia in older Australians says a University of Melbourne expert.
Meeting the challenge of dementia prevention in Australia
Dementia is the second leading cause of death for Australians, and University of Melbourne research says prevention must be prioritised in our health policies.
The key barriers to meaningful aged care reform
A record funding commitment has been made to fix a failing aged care system, but University of Melbourne experts ask how far does the new Australian Budget go?
Alzheimer’s disease during a pandemic
While COVID-19 has changed the way people with Alzheimer’s disease access care, it’s led to innovation and collaboration, say University of Melbourne experts.
Why we should worry more about anxiety in older adults
COVID-19 has caused particular psychological stress to older adults, University of Melbourne experts say we need to know more about anxiety, a 'silent killer'.
How much exercise keeps our brains healthy as we age?
New guidelines from the University of Melbourne and partners outline how much exercise older Australians should aim for each week to maintain brain health.