CHeBA in the Media

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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CHeBA in the Media: Dementia: A Looming Healthcare Disaster
CHeBA in the Media: Dementia: A Looming Healthcare Disaster
Doctors say many patients feel embarrassed about coming forward with symptoms of memory loss, according to Professor Henry Brodaty. "There's a lot of stigma about dementia in general and people are frightened to come forward for a diagnosis," he said. Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Forgetfulness May Not Mean Dementia
CHeBA in the Media: Forgetfulness May Not Mean Dementia
SMH coverage on CHeBA Co-Director Perminder Sachdev's research published in PLoS One.  Read More
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CHeBA in the Media: Life at 100 - It Only Gets Better
CHeBA in the Media: Life at 100 - It Only Gets Better
CHeBA's Sydney Centenarian Study paints a surprisingly optimistic picture of life at 100.  Read More
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Race to 100
Race to 100
BURIED in the DNA of centenarians are the secrets not only of living long, but living well. For now, we know only what they can tell us about how they came to live for more than 100 years, but in about a year's time scientists hope we may know a lot more.  The 14 Australians who will submit their DNA are also participating in the Sydney Centenarian Study, being carried out by CHeBA and led by Dr Charlene Levitan and Professor Perminder… Read More
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