ADNeT News August 2023

Welcome to the August edition of the ADNeT Newsletter.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and I encourage everyone to follow ADNeT on social media, as we will be sharing preventative lifestyle tips for healthy cognition and preventing cognitive decline. It is important to make changes to our lifestyle early on, in our 40s and 50s, rather than in older age, to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

A new study from ADNeT Deputy Director Professor Perminder Sachdev has shown that high blood pressure is the single, most prevalent risk factor for cognitive decline. Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease with vascular disease contributing to 50-70% of all dementia cases. It is therefore important to lead a healthy lifestyle and look after our vascular health, to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy brain to prevent cognitive impairment in the future.

Read below for all the latest ADNeT news and updates, by scrolling through the news items on the website, including how to mitigate risk factors of dementia, the achievements of our Early-Mid Career researchers and a look at how memory clinics evolved in Australia.

I hope you enjoy this edition of the ADNeT newsletter.