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Younger Onset Alzheimer’s disease – new research reiterates it is not just about memory loss

It is common to associate a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease with memory loss and while this is the case for many, new research has suggested that younger people (i.e. less than 65) with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease will more commonly have problems associated with judgement, language and/or visual and spatial awareness, rather than memory loss.

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People with frontotemporal dementia may have decreased sexual activity

In a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Australian based researchers from Neuroscience Research Australia (Neura) have found that people with frontotemporal dementia show a decrease in sexual relations with their partners.

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Green tea and its link to dementia risk

New research suggests that high consumption of green tea may reduce your risk of dementia. However, it is important to note that this result is based on a preliminary study consisting of just under 500 participants and the result is yet to be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Where did this claim come from?

This result was recently presented at Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease Conference in Nice, France by researchers from the Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science in Japan.

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Could your Body Mass Index (BMI) be linked to dementia risk?

New research looking at close to 2 million UK medical health records has suggested that your BMI might be linked to dementia risk. The results reiterate that being underweight could increase your risk of dementia, as previously stated on the Alzheimer's Australia Your Brain Matters dementia risk reduction website.

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Amyloid or Tau? Researcher’s one step closer to understanding the progression of Alzheimer’s disease

It is an ongoing debate as to which toxic protein is primarily responsible for Alzheimer’s disease onset – is it amyloid beta or is it Tau?

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The MIND diet: another approach to dementia risk reduction

Dietary patterns have long been associated with decreasing cognitive decline and reducing your risk of dementia and researchers have now suggested that those who follow the MIND diet can lower their dementia risk by as much as 50%.

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Could dairy products have a positive effect on brain health?

Recent research has suggested that drinking milk and consuming other dairy products (such as cheese, yoghurt, cream etc) might have more benefits than just making your bones strong.

Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Centre, USA wanted to test the hypothesis of whether dairy food consumption is associated with increased levels of cerebral glutathione in older adults.

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New research reveals prevalence estimates of dementia in indigenous Australians

Analysis of population data from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women, aged over 60 and above, has shown that dementia prevalence is three times higher compared to the overall Australian population.

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