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A quality life despite dementia diagnosis

My early childhood was spent on a farm on Eyre Peninsula. From then until adulthood, life never stopped being busy. By my mid 40s I was juggling the roles of wife, mother, career woman, and mature-age student. I had worked as an aged and dementia care nurse, an operating theatre nurse, and a chef. I was embracing life and all it had to offer.

Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a recent study from neuroscientists suggests.

Special film screenings to get people with dementia singing in the rain

A project in Lancaster giving those with dementia and their family members the chance to go out and enjoy movies together is proving a hit

Further evidence that obesity in middle age increases dementia risk

Scientists have uncovered further evidence that being obese in middle age raises your risk of developing dementia later in life, with the latest study suggesting that people as young as 30 who are obese may be at greater risk.

Changes in eye can predict changes in brain

A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia in people with a genetic risk for the disorder -- even before any changes appear in their behavior -- scientists have found.