The world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) devoted to dementia developed by the University of Tasmania is set to begin on July 29 and has already attracted ‘virtual students’ from more than 30 countries.
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News in brief from the ageing agenda, featuring bites of information about recent research, technology, conference and government movements.
The results of a new Australian trial shows that the direct application of a weak, non-invasive electrical current to the brain could not only treat a person’s depression but also improve their cognition.
In the absence of more conclusive evidence, we should be careful not to over-emphasise the benefits of Alzheimer’s disease prevention strategies, an international expert has warned.
Research from the UNSW School of Psychiatry has revealed the importance of neural networks in aged-related cognitive decline.
International author of the best-selling book, The Brain That Changes Itself, Dr Norman Doidge will soon visit Australia.
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British researchers have found older people take longer and are less accurate at identifying faces.
Overweight seniors experience significantly more brain tissue loss than lean people of the same age.
A Melbourne neuropsychologist says Australians are ageing prematurely because they don’t keep their brains active.