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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Dementia diagnosis

October 5th, 2015

Episode 234 of 548 episodes

The early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, before the onset of obvious symptoms and damage to the brain, remain difficult to detect. Yet obtaining an early diagnosis could help stall the progress of the disease and may assist in finding a cure. The aim is to develop a simple and accurate diagnostic tool. A forum at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health examines some of the promising new research into dementia diagnosis.

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