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  2. Thumbnail for Dementia research projects receive local funding

    Dementia research projects receive local funding

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2022/dementia-research-projects-receive-local-funding
    1 Sep 2022: Seven new dementia research projects, from how comedy can help promote brain health to establishing a dementia risk profile in Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in Tasmania, has received local funding. Over $20,000 was raised during the Wicking
  3. Thumbnail for Dementia care should be core business for aged care services

    Dementia care should be core business for aged care services

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1149-dementia-care-should-be-core-business-for-aged-care-services
    1 Jul 2021: In March 2021 the final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was tabled in Australian parliament. This inquiry commenced in 2018 and has included over 10,000 submissions made by Australians impacted by aged
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    Most Tasmanians over 50 didn't experience serious lockdown effects

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1144-most-tasmanians-over-50-didnt-experience-serious-lockdown-effects
    23 Jun 2021: Most Tasmanians aged over 50 experienced no serious effects on dementia risk factors, such as depression, anxiety and alcohol consumption, during the COVID-19 lockdown a Tasmanian study has found. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the
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    Research confirms benefits of reduced sedative use in aged-care

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2020/1055-research-confirms-benefits-of-reduced-sedative-use-in-aged-care
    8 Sep 2020: New research has put to the test long-held beliefs that reducing the use of sedative medications in aged care facilities would worsen symptoms. Clinica data was collected from 28 of the 150 facilities involved in RedUSe (Reducing Use of Sedatives) -
  6. Thumbnail for Short film shines a light on dementia experiences

    Short film shines a light on dementia experiences

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1143-short-film-shines-a-light-on-dementia-experiences
    22 Jun 2021: An animated short film designed to highlight the social isolation often experienced by people living with dementia has been launched. The three-and-a-half-minute film, Rosa and Max, is produced by award-winning Tasmanian animator Amara Gantz in
  7. Thumbnail for Researchers to test potential of drug in fight against MND

    Researchers to test potential of drug in fight against MND

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2019/922-researchers-to-test-potential-of-drug-in-fight-against-mnd
    15 Sep 2019: There could be new hope in the fight against motor neurone disease (MND). The potential of a drug to assist in protecting nerve cells from degeneration which occurs in motor neuron disease, will begin pre-clinical testing after Tasmanian researchers
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    Caring for a special relationship

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1150-caring-for-a-special-relationship
    2 Jul 2021: The personal stories of people who become carers for their life-long companions, and how they respond and experience the shift, have been captured in a new University of Tasmania project. The Sharing is Caring project compiled stories of family
  9. Thumbnail for Cutting edge research uses ‘mini-brains’ to unlock answers

    Cutting edge research uses ‘mini-brains’ to unlock answers

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2020/1017-cutting-edge-research-uses-mini-brains-to-unlock-answers
    28 May 2020: Lab-grown human ‘mini-brains’ will be used to improve our understanding of dementia and traumatic brain injury, as part of the latest research by scientists from the University of Tasmania's Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. There
  10. Thumbnail for Answer to brain health in the palm of our hands

    Answer to brain health in the palm of our hands

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1141-answer-to-brain-health-in-the-palm-of-our-hands
    9 Jun 2021: University of Tasmania researchers have developed and are trialing a completely new type of computer screening test using an individual’s hands, which aims to detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s dementia. “We know through previous
  11. Thumbnail for Further study boosts Danielle’s career in dementia care

    Further study boosts Danielle’s career in dementia care

    https://www.utas.edu.au/about/news-and-stories/articles/2021/1148-further-study-boosts-danielles-career-in-dementia-care
    1 Jul 2021: For Danielle Dyce, caring for the elderly has been a constant in her life. At first it was helping out after school at the nursing home her parents owned. From there she took on a variety of caring roles and also worked as a legal clerk, before

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