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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.