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Dementia research at the heart of new publication

The third issue of a series of online publications, dedicated to keep people living with or affected by dementia up-to-date on the latest research and care, has been released in line with World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September.

The Brain: Dementia has been released on Wold Alzheimer's Day 2017 (Source: Queensland Brain Institute)
The Brain: Dementia has been released on Wold Alzheimer's Day 2017 (Source: Queensland Brain Institute)

Produced in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia and the University of Queensland The Brain: Dementia is designed to shed light on all aspects of Australia’s biggest killer, which is expected to affect 1.1 million by 2056.

Including information on the latest research, explanations of the disease and stories from prominent Australians, like Alzheimer’s Australia ambassador Ita Buttrose, Queensland Brain Institute Director Professor Pankaj Sah says the 24-page publication is an “essential resource” for anyone living with or affected by dementia.

“We explain the science behind dementia – its causes and risk factors – in an accessible and informative way,” Professor Sah says.

“We also share some of the compelling progress our researchers have made, including the breakthrough discovery...involving ultrasound as a potential treatment for dementia.

“Ultrasound could one day be used to better Alzheimer’s drugs into the brain and reduce disease symptoms.

“By combating expert knowledge from researchers with information from Alzheimer’s Australia, we hope The Brain: Dementia will serve as a comprehensive update as our researchers work towards a world free from dementia.

Other topics covered in the publication include types of dementia and their causes; risk factors including genetics and lifestyle choices; and diagnosing and living with dementia.

It is the second publication to be released this year, following an issue on learning and memory published earlier in the year.

The Brain: Dementia is available now via the Queensland Brain Institute website.

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