CHeBA in the Media

CHeBA in the Media: What Does it Take to Live to 100?
CHeBA in the Media: What Does it Take to Live to 100?
What can we do to increase our chances of living beyond the age of 100? That was one many questions being considered at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)’s Living to 100 Conference held in Sydney last week. The conference opened with leading centenarian researchers from around the world summarising their latest findings and sharing secrets from centenarians themselves. Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Is it Possible to Live to 150?
CHeBA in the Media: Is it Possible to Live to 150?
Can humans live to the age of 150? Is it even desirable? These are the questions that were debated among some of the world's most pre-eminent experts — and some of Australia's oldest citizens — at the second international 'Living to 100' conference hosted by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) in Sydney over the weekend. Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: ‘It Just Happened’: Centenarians Reveal Secrets of Longevity
CHeBA in the Media: ‘It Just Happened’: Centenarians Reveal Secrets of Longevity
Exercise, lemon juice, hard work and “it just happened” are all reasons provided for longevity by a cohort of 95-plus Australians involved in the Sydney Centenarian Study. The study, the largest of its kind with 410 subjects, aims to explore the genetic and environmental factors that underpin successful ageing. Outlining the research at longevity conference in Sydney, the study’s coordinator Adam Theobald from the UNSW’s Centre for… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Worry Less, Be Kind: Science's Top Tips on Living to 100
CHeBA in the Media: Worry Less, Be Kind: Science's Top Tips on Living to 100
Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, CHeBA's Co-Director, and Professor Nobuyoshi Hirose, researcher at the Centre for Supercentenarian Medical Research at Keio University, Tokyo, discuss the little-known attribute that many centenarians share, as discovered from their studies on centenarians and semisupercentenarians/supercentenarians, respectively. Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: It’s a Twin Thing
CHeBA in the Media: It’s a Twin Thing
For the past 35 years, twins have been some of the most carefully studied people in Australia. 70, 000 twins have been revealing the secrets of how much we inherit from our parents and in what ways our experience shapes who we become. Researchers are trying to understand what determines their personalities, makes them succeed at school or even live longer. It turns out that twins research is contributing to knowledge about what makes… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Dr Nady Braidy to Meet with Nobel Prize winners
CHeBA in the Media: Dr Nady Braidy to Meet with Nobel Prize winners
Dr Nady Braidy is one of 15 Australian young scientists selected by the Australian Academy of Science to attend this year’s Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany to meet with Nobel Prize winners in the fields of physiology and medicine. The 64th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting (29 June – 4 July 2014) brings together 600 young researchers from 80 different countries to interact with giants in these fields and build networks with… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: More Spending Needed to Wipe Out Dementia
CHeBA in the Media: More Spending Needed to Wipe Out Dementia
KPMG Sydney hosted a lunch on Wednesday 29 March to mark the two year anniversary of The Dementia Momentum, which provided the opportunity to thank many of the key players involved in making this initiative so successful. CHeBA Co-Director Professor Henry Brodaty AO informed the 130 corporate attendees it is predicted there will be 1.1 million people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by 2056, with a current annual cost to… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Forgetfulness, Stress or Memory Fail?
CHeBA in the Media: Forgetfulness, Stress or Memory Fail?
Dementia can be at play – but more often than not, lifestyle's the likely culprit when memory dims. Dr Adith Mohan says that it's a fairly rare occurrence for someone under 65 to develop dementia and doctors would immediately look at lifestyle factors when people ask for help with memory. Younger people do still get cognitive difficulties, such as forgetfulness. If you can't concentrate or feel a bit scatty or off-radar, stress and… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Increasing Muscle Strength Can Improve Brain Function
CHeBA in the Media: Increasing Muscle Strength Can Improve Brain Function
Findings from the Study of Mental and Resistance Training (SMART) trial show, for the first time, a positive causal link between muscle adaptations to progressive resistance training and the functioning of the brain among those over 55 with Mild Cognitive Impairment. The findings were published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society. The SMART trial was a collaboration between UNSW’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Professor Henry Brodaty wins 2016 Ryman Prize
CHeBA in the Media: Professor Henry Brodaty wins 2016 Ryman Prize
Professor Henry Brodaty has won the 2016 Ryman Prize as recognition of his three decades of work into ways to combat dementia. The Ryman Prize is a $250,000 international prize which rewards the best work in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people. It is the world’s richest prize of its type and was established to create the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for people working in the field of the health of older people… Read More
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