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PTSD and dementia

Does PTSD cause dementia?   Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common condition in Australian ex-service personnel and veterans.  Depending on the type of deployment the rate of chronic PTSD among veteran’s ranges between 10-20%.  As veterans age they enter epochs associated with...

Assessing memory loss

Am I losing my memory Doc? Over the next few years this will be a question many doctors will hear from patients. And some of us will perhaps ask this of ourselves! As the leading edge of the ‘baby boomer’ generation moves through their 60’s and 70’s many of them will start to wonder if memory...

Predicting who will get dementia

Will I lose my marbles doc? Many doctors will hear this question from anxious patients over the next few years. People want to know if they face the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease as they grow older. The ‘Baby Boomer’ generation is now starting to retire and large numbers of Australians...

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