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
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.
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
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.
Retraining the underdogs
People with younger onset dementia are finding assistance dogs are improving their quality life, in a trial being run by the University of Melbourne.
Clearing the fog of dementia with song
A new study led by the University of Melbourne will investigate the potential for music therapy as a dementia treatment.
‘Rusty’ brains linked to Alzheimer’s
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered high iron levels in the brain play an important role in the onset of Alzheimer's.
Taking the guesswork out of concussion
A simple blood test or scan could give a definitive all-clear for concussed players to return to the field without risking permanent injury from another hit.
Exercising in middle age can save your memory later
Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in later years, a landmark 20-year study has found.
Racing the clock against dementia
Scientists are racing the clock against Alzheimer's with human trials for a drug that promises to stop the disease before symptoms even occur.