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.
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.
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.
Using music and words to bridge dementia
An international trial led by University of Melbourne is showing how home-based music and reading activities can help families care for dementia sufferers.
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
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.
A hearing aid could help your brain
Hearing loss and cognitive decline are linked, but new University of Melbourne research finds that using a hearing aid may help delay this decline.
Finding memories in music
University of Melbourne music therapist Professor Felicity Baker uses singing and songwriting to ease the behavioural and emotional symptoms of dementia.
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
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