Risk Factors for Dementia

Risk Factors for Dementia

As more research is conducted focusing on dementia, we are learning more about the risk factors and what we can do to minimize our risk. The evidence is showing that many of the risk factors occur in mid-life, and to effectively lower your risk of dementia you need to...
Dementia and Brain Changes

Dementia and Brain Changes

Dementia will touch the lives of almost every Australian at some time in their life, either as a person with dementia or as a family member or carer. We investigate the latest evidence on what causes dementia. Tonic TV | T-S154 | S06Ep07
Exercise to prevent dementia

Exercise to prevent dementia

Regular aerobic exercise, such as jogging, cycling and swimming, has countless benefits for your health, but what not many people realise is that it might also improve brain function and can help prevent the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s...
Tests for Alzheimer’s disease

Tests for Alzheimer’s disease

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s earlier, new tests and what they mean for the public There are a lot of conditions that cause memory loss, but Alzheimer’s is probably the one that worry people most. There’ve been recent developments in testing, but is the ability to diagnose...
What puts you at risk of dementia?

What puts you at risk of dementia?

Research from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has given us another reason to not let those added kilos creep on over the years – being overweight or obese in midlife can increase your risk of dementia in later life. Casey sits down with world expert Professor...
Preventing dementia

Preventing dementia

Norman explains recent findings that may help ward off dementia. Tonic TV I T-S011 I S01E06
Types of Dementia – Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia

Types of Dementia – Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia

Dementia is a group of diseases, involving loss of memory, cognitive function and behavioural change. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s and the second most common is vascular dementia. We investigate how these types are different, both in terms of...
Carer challenges – Help for Carers

Carer challenges – Help for Carers

For every person with dementia, there is usually 3 or 4 people who are involved in the care. Carers have a crucial and under recognised role in keeping people with dementia out of hospital and well cared for in the home. Tonic TV | T-S160 | S06Ep07