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Research key to reversing rising dementia death rate

Dementia is Australia’s second leading overall cause of death for the fourth year in a row, and the leading cause of death for women, according to the Causes of Death 2018 Report released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias accounted for 13,963 deaths in Australia, including 8,973 deaths of women, in 2018. The number of deaths from dementia has increased by 68.6% over the past decade, with the death rate increasing from 32.3 deaths per 100,...

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National research plan leads the way to dementia cure and care

Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia.   Dementia is one of Australia’s greatest health challenges. As Australians live longer, most people will either be diagnosed with dementia, care for someone with dementia, or watch a relative live with cognitive decline.   Some Australians will experience all three.   The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) has today launched the Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research and Translation at the Australian Dementia...

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