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Displaying items by tag: Dementia

Researchers from the CSIRO have claimed a word-first by processing one trillion points of genomic data through VariantSpark, an artificial intelligence-based platform, which can help pinpoint the location of specific disease-causing genes in the human genome.

Published in Health

Tic tac toe with a tango twist, virtual fishing with ocean sounds and a classic maze game are all part of the new app "A Better Visit" from Dementia Australia.

Published in Home Tech

Fujitsu is working on some interesting digital and IoT projects in Australia.

Published in Strategy

The Queensland Brain Institute has migrated its systems to Brocade’s Gen 6 fibre channel storage network in a move designed to accelerate its work on brain research.

Published in Health

"There's an app for that" is a cliche, and the phrase "ageing population" often turns up in political discourse. But even if there's a person with dementia in your family, would you have thought of an app that can make their home more accessible for them?

Published in Mobility

A virtual reality tool that allows dementia carers to understand more about how people with dementia see the world has scored a global win in Microsoft’s Imagine Cup.

Published in Health

The University of Swinburne’s Opaque Multimedia team – or Team Virtual Dementia – has taken out the top prize in the citizenship category of the 2015 Imagine Cup world finals.

Published in Development

HealthXL, a global market for health innovations, and IBM have teamed up to host a health hackathon to explore options for tackling some of the biggest challenges facing Australia’s growing aged population.

Published in Development

A world first dementia risk reduction app, developed by Alzheimer’s Australia, was launched for Android today following “overwhelming” local and international demand.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 10 November 2011 09:18

BrainyApp encourages brain health

BrainyApp, a new Australian iOS app, promotes a healthy lifestyle with the aim of staving off Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Published in Mobility

A British/Finnish study has concluded that people are able to better cope with changes brought about by dementia when they are better educated.


Published in Health
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 23:32

Two studies link depression with dementia

According to two U.S. studies on the effect that depression has on dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, having depression was found to increase the risk of developing dementia.


Published in Health

A 2010 U.S. study has shown that people with high levels of fat around their organs are more likely to have a smaller brain volume, which is a strong indication of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Published in Health
U.S. medical researchers state they have developed a new neuroimaging technique called PIB-PET, which they say could detect the early onset of Alzheimer's disease in living humans.

Published in Health
According to new research from the Washington University School of Medicine, cognitive fluctuations (ups and downs in alertness) within older people may point to increased risk for dementia.

Published in Biology
Thursday, 07 January 2010 21:46

Waves from cell phones may help you remember better

Alzheimer's disease researchers from the University of South Florida have concluded that exposure to a lot of electromagnetic waves over a long period of time from cell phones may protect people from getting dementia and even may help to reverse Alzheimer’s in people who already have the memory disease.

Published in Biology
A U.S. study finds that not getting enough sleep each night could play a role in the development of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers suggest that sleeplessness should be evaluated when treating Alzheimer’s.

Published in Health
Monday, 21 September 2009 18:26

Doubling of dementia due in two decades

According to an Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) study, dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease, should nearly double, from 35 million people around the world in 2010, to 65.7 million in 2030.

Published in Health
A new U.S. study finds that high cholesterol levels in the middle of your life can greatly increase your chances of getting dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia, later in your life.

Published in Health
A U.S. research study has found that memory activities that involve social interaction, such as the game of bridge, help people 90 years and older to stay sharp. Diet and exercise, the researchers found, doesn’t help. Who’s ready to shuffle the cards?

Published in Health
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