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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. 16 March 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    Brain white matter declines for years after a stroke

    University of Melbourne research has found the loss of brain white matter and associated cognitive decline is faster for at least three years after a stroke

  4. 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.

  5. 8 February 2023 - Music, Arts & Screen

    5 ways singing helps humanity

    University of Melbourne researchers have found singing is a powerful way to achieve deep personal and social meaning, and support mental and physical wellbeing

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 16 September 2021 - Health & Medicine

    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.

  9. 14 September 2021 - Music, Arts & Screen

    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.

  10. 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