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Iron deficiency linked to Alzheimer’s

A new study has found evidence that an Iron deficiency in the brain could be an important factor in developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from the University of Adelaide were studying the mutations in a small number of genes associated with ...

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Call for discussion on euthanasia

Australia is witnessing a shift in public attitudes to possibly support euthanasia for people with dementia, says a leading expert on healthcare ethics. Chair in nursing at Deakin University, Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone, said alarmist and negative framing of Alzheimer’s disease ...

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Dementia research dollars have increased: NHMRC

Figures released show spend on dementia research has increased this decade, but Alzheimer’s Australia says it’s still not enough. Darragh O Keeffe reports. The spend on research funding into Alzheimer’s and other dementias has increased tenfold since 2000, new figures ...

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Brain “rust” a cause of Alzheimer’s

Research uncovers vital corner piece of the jigsaw puzzle. Australian scientists have made a significant advance in the understanding of Alzheimer's disease, a condition they describe as an accumulation of brain "rust". An imbalance in the metals needed for healthy ...

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