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Alzheimer's on 9 News Adelaide

The dedication of Alzheimer’s researcher,  Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Dr Robert Prowse has been recognised today in a story run by 9 News in Adelaide. The piece addressed the over 30,000 South Australians and their families living with Alzheimer’s and hoping one day for a cure, before it progresses to full blown dementia. The story featured […]

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What’s new in Alzheimer’s thinking?

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Alzheimer’s was first described by the doctor who gave the disease its name…more than a hundred years ago. Over that time, a great deal more has been learned about what leads to Alzheimer’s Disease, and thinking is continually evolving. Dr Robert Prowse has a special interest in memory loss…and even over the course of his […]

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How and when does Alzheimer’s Disease start? (Part two)

Dr Robert Prowse

Researchers are finding out more every month about Alzheimer’s Disease, what causes it, and what might work in the race to slow its progression to dementia. Clinical trials are underway with the hope of finding a medication that could potentially turn off, or turn down, the production of brain proteins associated with Alzheimer’s… Research is […]

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How and when does Alzheimer’s Disease start? (Part one)

Dr Robert Prowse

When we think about Alzheimer’s Disease, many of us have an image in our heads of an older person who’s there one day and starting to be gone the next. But as clinical researchers start to understand more about the earlier stages of the disease, there’s new understanding about how it starts and in turn, […]

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So you’ve got Amyloid…

Dr Michael Woodward

A brain protein called Amyloid has been connected to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease since it was discovered by Dr Alzheimer in the early 1900s. But it’s only now that researchers are really unravelling its mysteries…and that’s giving them hope that they might one day be able to turn amyloid off…and reduce people’s risks of […]

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What researchers are learning about brain proteins and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr Michael Woodward

Researchers have understood for years that the presence of a brain protein called Amyloid…has a lot to do with the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. As scientific understanding grows and new medication trials continue, it’s becoming apparent that another protein called Tau also deserves a closer look… Research is underway in Australia and New Zealand to […]

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What’s changing in the way medicine sees Alzheimer’s Disease?

Dr Michael Woodward

For many years, being told they had Alzheimer’s Disease spelt the end of life as people knew it. The words were enough to send a shiver down the spine, and Alzheimer’s was generally accepted to be a hopeless diagnosis that meant inevitable and unstoppable decline. That’s all changing now… Research is underway in Australia and […]

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Interested in taking part in an early memory loss clinical trial?

Dr Michael Woodward

To qualify for the early memory loss trials happening in Australia and New Zealand now, you need to meet certain criteria. For starters, your level of forgetfulness has to be bad enough that it is not just normal forgetting. There are certain medications or health conditions that could provide another explanation for your memory problems, […]

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Who enrols in Alzheimer’s Disease trials, and why?

Dr Michael Woodward

Research into Alzheimer’s Disease is more focused than ever its very earliest signs and symptoms. Clinical investigators think that if they can intervene at the point where things are starting…they might be able to slow things down, years before full dementia sets in. Before new treatments are approved, they go through rigorous testing…so who are […]

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Does an Alzheimer’s diagnosis mean there’s no hope?

Dr Michael Woodward

One of the most enduring beliefs about Alzheimer’s Disease is, that once somebody has it…decline into loss of independence, and ultimately death, is inevitable. Researchers too, have traditionally focused on people in whom the disease is entrenched. However thinking is changing, with new treatments at the clinical trial stage that could one day halt the […]

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