A new resource from across the ditch is aimed to keep people living with or affected by dementia up to date on the latest dementia research and care.

University of Queensland experts, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia, have released an 24-page online publication – The Brain: Dementia.

Queensland Brain Institute director Professor Pankaj Sah says the publication explains the science behind dementia – its causes and risk factors – in an accessible and informative way.

“We also share some of the compelling progress our researchers have made, including the breakthrough discovery of QBI Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research Director Professor Jürgen Götz and his team, involving ultrasound as a potential treatment for dementia.”

“They have found ultrasound could one day be used to better deliver Alzheimer’s drugs into the brain and reduce disease symptoms.

“By combining 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,” Professor Sah said.

Topics covered include types of dementia and their causes; risk factors including genetics and lifestyle choices; and diagnosing and living with dementia.

The publication is the third issue in a series. The second issue, on learning and memory, was published earlier this year.

The Brain: Dementia, published on World Alzheimer’s Day, is available on the Queensland Brain Institute website.

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