CHeBA in the Media

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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CHeBA in the Media: The Dementia Momentum®: One Year On
CHeBA in the Media: The Dementia Momentum®: One Year On
CHeBA co-directors Professors Perminder Sachdev and Henry Brodaty reflect on The Dementia Momentum® initiative one year on. A significant number of leaders in the corporate and philanthropic community have joined as Members of The Dementia Momentum®, with $1.9 million raised towards the $10 million goal over five years. This investment has been accompanied by significant outreach, including two fundraising and awareness campaigns run… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: CHeBA Paper Investigates Plasma Levels for Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers
CHeBA in the Media: CHeBA Paper Investigates Plasma Levels for Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers
A CHeBA paper published in Current Alzheimer Research presents the first detailed study of relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides, cognitive function and the measures studying the size of brain, which shrinks with Alzheimer's disease. Lead author Dr Anne Poljak said that “While Aβ has traditionally been measured using cerebrospinal fluid, plasma presents a more accessible sample for routine collection and… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: The Dementia Momentum® Spokesperson Richard Grellman AM Calls For More Investment in Dementia Research
CHeBA in the Media: The Dementia Momentum® Spokesperson Richard Grellman AM Calls For More Investment in Dementia Research
Dementia affects so many families and is not confined to the elderly. In an interview with ABC News, The Dementia Momentum® Spokesman Richard Grellman AM talks about his family's experience with dementia and calls for more investment in dementia research. Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: NSW Premier Mike Baird Joins CHeBA's Wipeout Dementia® Campaign
CHeBA in the Media: NSW Premier Mike Baird Joins CHeBA's Wipeout Dementia® Campaign
NSW Premier Mike Baird spearheaded the strength-for-surfing campaign Wipeout Dementia® on Saturday (28 Nov 2015) - a fundraiser which raised $80,000 for Sydney-based charity Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). Mr Baird joined business leaders backing CHeBA's research into Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. "We need help to get resources directed to researching prevention, diagnosis and treatment and corporate Australia is… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: PM Tony Abbott Participates in Wipeout Dementia Fundraiser
CHeBA in the Media: PM Tony Abbott Participates in Wipeout Dementia Fundraiser
Prime Minister Tony Abbott was an enthusiastic participant in the inaugural Wipeout Dementia® Surf Off at Queenscliff on Saturday 23 May 2015, raising almost $100,000 for The Dementia Momentum® initiative at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). "Research is incredibly important for all our futures because with life expectancies getting up to the mid-80s and beyond a lot more people are going to end up with dementia of one form… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Different Exercise Routines Can Change the Bodies and Brains of Those With the Same DNA
CHeBA in the Media: Different Exercise Routines Can Change the Bodies and Brains of Those With the Same DNA
A fascinating new Australian study of identical twins reveals how different exercise routines can change the bodies and brains of those with the same DNA. Using identical twins, who have the same genes and who were raised in the same environment, provides researchers an unparalleled opportunity to see how different lifestyle patterns in adulthood make their mark. The study involving 623 twins, triplets and siblings aged 65 and older,… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Increased Longevity Means More Centenarians
CHeBA in the Media: Increased Longevity Means More Centenarians
Australia ranks among the 10 countries with the highest number of centenarians per capita of population. The oldest Australian is a 112-year-old woman in Blackburn in Victoria, while the oldest person in the world today is a 116-year-old woman in Japan. A major study of centenarians conducted at CHeBA recruited 350 participants. According to Perminder Sachdev, the study aimed to assess which participants were cognitively intact and… Read More
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