Early retirement may accelerate dementia, study finds

How an early retirement may accelerate dementia: Scientists find quitting work before turning 60 ‘speeds up cognitive decline and memory loss’ New York scientists say it is caused by a lack of mental stimulation when retired  Retirement is also usually accompanied by less interaction with other people  This has also…

Bringing ethnic diversity to dementia research

The current body of research on dementia does not reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Australian population, leaving people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds receiving inequitable dementia care, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia. The authors, led…

Migraines linked to higher risk of dementia

Dementia is the most common neurological disease in older adults, whereas headaches, including migraines, are the most common neurological disorder across all ages. In a recent study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry that included 679 community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older, migraines were a significant risk factor…