Hope for an early intervention to slow Alzheimer’s

Dr Robert Prowse

Looking for a medication to address Alzheimer’s Disease in its very earliest stages, means looking for research participants who are showing its very earliest symptoms. That’s no easy feat, when so many of the first signs of early memory loss, can easily be explained away as normal forgetfulness… Research is underway in Australia and New […]

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What’s new in Alzheimer’s research?

Dr Robert Prowse

As new treatments for Alzheimer’s continue to be trialled, some are focusing on its very earliest stages – the period of time when symptoms are starting to show, but people have not yet developed dementia. It’s hoped that getting in early might slow the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. There are a number of approaches underway, […]

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Is Alzheimer’s inevitable as we age?

Dr Robert Prowse

In many peoples’ minds, Alzheimer’s Disease and aging go hand in hand – it’s almost considered an inevitable part of growing old. But as researchers gain more understanding of the very earliest stages of the disease, they’re also looking at who is at risk – and who isn’t. The picture isn’t as dire as we […]

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Is it too early to be Alzheimer’s?

Post-its

Even in people as young as their fifties or sixties, increasing memory lapses can be a worry. Researchers now know that the very earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease can become evident some time before the symptoms start, and that these can be very subtle symptoms: forgetting names, struggling to find a word or consistently losing […]

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Happy Labour Day Adelaide!

Adelaide Labour Day

Hope you enjoyed your long weekend Adelaide! Don’t forget to remember to go to work tomorrow! If you’re noticing some confusion either at work or on any of your days off, take a minute to do our Memory Quiz – where you can find out if you might qualify to take part in a clinical […]

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World Alzheimer’s Day

Building Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

Around 44 million people worldwide are afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease – only one in four of those have been diagnosed. That’s why awareness and days like World Alzheimer’s Day are so important. On this day, September 21st each year, we spare a thought for those living with this condition, and all of the families, friends […]

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Fuel Pump Forgetfulness

Fuel Pump Forgetfulness

You’re late for work, step in the car and the fuel empty light is glowing, great. By the time you pull up at the petrol station, you can’t for the life of you remember which side the fuel tank is on – passenger or driver side? It’s a 50/50 chance you’ll make yourself even later… […]

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Mental Stimulation

Mental Stimulation

What is it you enjoy most? Dancing, skiing, spending time with your family, cooking new recipes? Whatever it is, Professor Richard Faull, Director of the Auckland Centre for Brain Research, recommends that you get right into it, in order to keep your brain functioning at its best for as long as possible. His opinion – backed up by […]

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Early Memory Loss

Early Memory Loss

We’re not talking the “where am I?” feeling when you first open your eyes on a new morning, or forgetting a phone number sooner than you thought you would – or maybe we are – it could encompass any/all of these happenings! But mostly what we mean by ‘early memory loss’ is for people aged […]

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Post-Its on the Steering Wheel

Post-it

Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever left a post-it note to jog your memory? Confession: I leave them on the steering wheel so I remember to get milk on the way home! If you’re worried about your own memory lapses or somebody else’s, take our Memory Quiz. Enjoy other Posts here Read more articles here […]

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