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Researchers to identify knowledge gaps in Tasmania to tailor dementia education

From plant nurseries direct to researchers – the funds raised from Plant Management Australia’s Dianthus ‘Memories’ flowers have now been placed in good hands.

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New protective mechanism found in Alzheimer’s disease

An Australian research team funded by the AADRF have shed light on a neuro-protective mechanism in Alzheimer’s disease, challenging previously held ideas and unlocking new treatment possibilities.

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New Australian study on rare dementia helps map the emotional brain

A new Australian study published in the journal Brain has found that individuals diagnosed with corticobasal syndrome (CBS), a rare form of dementia, experience widespread deficits in emotion processing.

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Risky DNA - Massive research effort uncovers new genes for Alzheimer's disease

Analysis of genetic data has discovered 11 new regions of DNA that contribute to a person’s susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease.

This new study doubles our understanding of the genetic factors that are involved in Alzheimer’s disease.  Why is this important? Well, these genetic factors play a small role in either reducing or increasing a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Cholestorol increases risk of Alzheimer’s and heart disease

Cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease may seem worlds apart in terms of the parts of the body affected, but an increasing body of evidence is showing that brain health and heart health are closely connected and that high cholesterol may damage the brain and its blood vessels.

Researchers from the Linda Crnic Institute and the University of Colorado aimed to investigate whether there is a common pathogenic pathway by which ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) promotes the development of both atherosclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

The study was carried out in two stages.

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