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  1. 4 March 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    A hearing aid could extend your brain function by years

    New University of Melbourne research shows hearing aids can stabilise cognitive function for at least three years for older adults with hearing loss

  2. 19 September 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why everybody living with dementia needs regular eye tests

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a guide to support people living with dementia to see as well as possible, for as long as possible.

  3. 1 March 2023 - Health & Medicine

    We can reduce 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.

  4. 23 August 2022 - Music, Arts & Screen

    The music app supporting dementia care at home

    A new app aims to train family carers of people with dementia to use music to support care and manage symptoms at home, says University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 28 June 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    A window on memory loss in Alzheimer’s

    By observing the brain in action with a miniscope, University of Melbourne experts find evidence memory loss in Alzheimer’s may partly be a signalling problem.

  6. 22 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Diagnosing dementia in younger people

    A diagnosis of younger-onset dementia can be devastating, but specialist services can provide clarity and support, faster, says a University of Melbourne expert

  7. 20 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    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.

  8. 14 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    How smelling can help your brain

    Sense of smell can reduce as we age and can predict cognitive decline. But by practising smelling we might boost our brains says University of Melbourne experts

  9. 20 February 2019 - Science Matters

    What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimer’s

    University of Melbourne-led research finds that a protein helping plants to grow under salt stress shares features with Tau, the protein linked to Alzheimer's.

  10. 20 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why the number of dementia cases has doubled

    Dementia cases have doubled over the past 25 years, creating a huge health burden; a University of Melbourne expert says we all need to act on new health advice