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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 18 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How good cholesterol can keep women’s brains healthy

    New University of Melbourne research finds that good cholesterol and a balanced lifestyle impacts on the structure of a woman’s brain to ward off dementia.

  4. 14 September 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    How music could revolutionise dementia care

    An international study, led by the University of Melbourne, is bringing music in as medicine to help treat people with dementia and depression.

  5. 19 March 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    How robots can reach out

    University of Melbourne research looks at how robots in the future could free up carers of patients with early onset dementia for more emotional interaction

  6. 18 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 11 August 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  8. 25 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    ‘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.

  9. 6 June 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Chemical restraint: Behind locked doors

    Chemical restraint, often used to control people with disabilities and dementia, needs to be monitored and regulated argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 16 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The unhealthy habits killing Australian women

    A University of Melbourne study finds over 70% of Australian women don't eat healthily and don't exercise, putting them at risk of heart disease and dementia.