CHeBA in the Media

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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CHeBA in the Media: Increasing Momentum for Dementia Prevention
CHeBA in the Media: Increasing Momentum for Dementia Prevention
Having already led a number of international consortia, Professor Perminder Sachdev says CHeBA is in an excellent position to make a worldwide difference to prevention, earlier diagnosis, and earlier and more effective interventions of dementia. The gathering, pooling and analysing of big data sets from across the world requires significant resources. To achieve this, CHeBA launched The Dementia Momentum®, a movement to bring… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Business Leaders Backing the Fight Against Dementia
CHeBA in the Media: Business Leaders Backing the Fight Against Dementia
Genworth Mortgage Insurance chairman Mr Richard Grellman AM has joined business leaders backing University of NSW research aimed at harnessing "big data" to help prevent dementia, which is expected to affect almost one million Australians by 2050 at an economic cost of almost three per cent of gross domestic product. Anchorage Capital Partners founder Phil Cave, CHAMP Private Equity founder and chairman of the Garvan Institute of… Read More
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CHeba in the Media: Older Australian Twins Study Unlocking the Secrets of Ageing
CHeba in the Media: Older Australian Twins Study Unlocking the Secrets of Ageing
Do genetics or lifestyle choices have the greatest impact on people's health? The Older Australian Twins Study (OATS) has involved 623 twins, triplets and siblings aged 65 and older, including 220 people from Victoria. CHeBA researchers say since the study begin in 2007 they have used the data to make a number of important findings, which point to a combination of genetic and environmental causes of age-related disease. Chief… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Corporate Heavyweights Form Fund for Dementia Prevention
CHeBA in the Media: Corporate Heavyweights Form Fund for Dementia Prevention
Richard Grellman is using his professional expertise and connections to raise awareness as well as funds for an ongoing corporate philanthropic endowment, named the Dementia Momentum, to support research into the illness which affects 330,000 Australians. His wife Suellen Grellman, was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer's disease and moved into a residential care facility earlier this year, aged just 63. Professor Henry… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: CHeBA Fitness Ambassador, Hailey Maxwell and the Importance of Exercise
CHeBA in the Media: CHeBA Fitness Ambassador, Hailey Maxwell and the Importance of Exercise
CHeBA Fitness Ambassor Hailey Maxwell, sees her role as making people "aware how important exercise is not only for physical health but for the quality of life as you grow older". She supports the CHeBA's Professor Perminder Sachdev's view that "about half the risk of dementia is related to lifestyle factors, and exercise may be the most important protective factor for ageing brains". So far Ms Maxwell has raised $10,750 for CHeBA to… Read More
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CHeBA in the Media CHeBA Champion, PJ Lane will run City 2 Surf to raise research funds
CHeBA in the Media CHeBA Champion, PJ Lane will run City 2 Surf to raise research funds
PJ Lane, the Underbelly actor and an ambassador for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, is gearing up to run in this year's Sun-Herald City 2 Surf, along with Professors Perminder Sachdev and Henry Brodaty, in an attempt to raise funds for research into the age-related brain disorder. PJ's dad, Don Lane, died in October 2009 at 75 suffering from Alzheimer's disease. ''It's weird with Alzheimer's, all the stuff we do by routine that… Read More
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