Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: The Dementia Momentum®

25 Sep 2017

OPINION by Peter Chittenden, Managing Director Colliers International - Residential

Opinion by Peter Chittenden, Managing Director Colliers International - Residential
Peter Chittenden, Managing Director Colliers International - Residential
Published in the Australian Financial Review on 21 September 2017 (World Alzheimer’s Day) It is no secret that Australia has a rapidly ageing population, with those aged above 65 set to make up over 20% of the population within 10 years’ time1. While this is good news for the property industry as development in the aged care and retirement living space is critical, a crucial factor that requires direct consideration across the industry is that currently around 52% of all permanent residents in care have a diagnosis of dementia2. Dementia is now the second leading cause of death in Australia… Read More
14 Aug 2017

Yvonne Leung joins CHeBA as ICC-Dementia Study Co-ordinator

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au CHeBA post-doctoral research fellow Yvonne Leung brings experience in computer programming, experimental design and data analysis to her new role as study co-ordinator on the International Consortium of Centenarian studies of dementia  (ICC-Dementia consortium). “With a background in social work, psychology and interdisciplinary research on human-machine interaction, I look forward to contributing a different skill-set to ICC-Dementia to gain insights into healthy ageing and dementia in centenarian populations,” said Ms Leung. ICC-Dementia combines… Read More

ARIA Restaurant Sydney Continues Strong Support of The Dementia Momentum®

ARIA Restaurant Sydney Continues Strong Support of The Dementia Momentum
L-R: Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Patron of CHeBA's Maintain Your Brain Study, and Richard Grellman AM, Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum®
HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au With dementia estimated to cost Australia more than $14 billion in 2017, a number of Sydney’s senior executives attended ARIA Restaurant Sydney’s annual charity luncheon on 16 June to support The Dementia Momentum® initiative of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). The event, held for the fourth consecutive year, aims to drive philanthropic support from the corporate community toward vital research at CHeBA to change the future of dementia incidence. Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Patron of CHeBA’s Maintain Your Brain Study, was MC for the event which… Read More
10 Jul 2017

CHeBA Champion’s Double Ironman for Dementia

KATE CROSBIE CHeBA Champion Warren King has continued his outstanding efforts as a fitness ambassador for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing by competing in two Ironman 70.3km events in two months to raise dementia awareness and funds for research into healthy brain ageing. Following the Port Macquarie Ironman on May 7, Warren competed in Hawaii on June 3. As well as a desire to protect his own brain health in later life, Warren is inspired by the experience of friends who have been affected by the disease. “I have two very good friends whose fathers are both suffering with dementia so I… Read More
11 Jan 2017

Gym vs. Gym Tournament as CHeBA Fundraiser

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au MELISSA CHUNGUE On 2 February 2017, dedicated athletes from 5 prestigious gyms across Sydney will go head to head in a gym tournament in an effort to fundraise for The Dementia Momentum® initiative at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). ALL I SEA will be hosting the fitness challenge which will see team members from 98 Riley St Gym, Complete Strength and Performance, Definition Fitness, Flow Athletic and Women of Treign go head to head in what is expected to be a fiercely competitive relay. Co-founded by 4 time-Olympic Gold Medallist Leisel… Read More
3 Nov 2016

Cognitive Decline Across Different Countries – COSMIC

DARREN LIPNICKI The Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium (COSMIC) is a collaborative effort of researchers from around the world. We identify important topics for research, and share data from longitudinal, population-based studies of cognitive ageing to create a better understanding of what causes dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Our current project is investigating whether there are differences between countries in how fast cognitive functioning declines in older individuals. Such differences could help explain why the prevalence of dementia varies around the… Read More
31 Oct 2016

Gap State High Fundraises for CHeBA

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Michael Gibson, year 12 student at The Gap State High School was successful in his bid for CHeBA to be the recipient of the School's free dress donation program. Fellow Student Advisory Committee members Pia Walters, Zac Woodroff-Pierson and Julia Twomey backed Michael in his bid which generated $500 in gold coin donations to The Dementia Momentum® initiative at CHeBA. At an assembly on Friday, 28th October Michael addressed his school saying "the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing is a brain research centre focused on preventing Alzheimer's disease and… Read More
11 Aug 2016

‘Meet Our Researcher’ – Jessica Lo

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The role of The Dementia Momentum® in raising awareness about the disease inspired Jessica Lo to work for CHeBA, with her primary role being study coordinator on the STROKOG consortium. “The Dementia Momentum® is a great initiative which brings together researchers and the community,” said Ms Lo. “It allows the community to invest in bringing about positive, significant social change. By bringing an increased investment in dementia research, this initiative is allowing researchers to continue to work on finding the risk and protective factors for the… Read More
8 Aug 2016

ICC-Dementia - Collaborators' Conference

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au KATE CROSBIE The 22nd Meeting of the International Consortium for Cententarian (ICC) Studies held from June 15-19 in Portugal gave CHeBA researchers the opportunity to meet with collaborators and gain expert input on the progress of ICC-Dementia. Formed in 2012 and led by CHeBA (the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing), ICC-Dementia brings together international studies to apply standard diagnostic criteria for dementia in centenarian cohorts. This ‘big data’ approach will also allow the group to identify common risk and protective factors and biomarkers… Read More
26 Jul 2016

City2Surf First Timers Run for Mum

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au At the age of just 61, a mother of three adoring children and seven beautiful grandchildren was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.  Her specialist physician was CHeBA Co-Director Professor Henry Brodaty.  A mere five years on and this loving Mum, Suellen Grellman,  is now living in a high care nursing home and requires assistance with everything that she does, including eating and drinking.  Understandably, Suellen’s daughter, Sarah Holmes, has found this journey tough.  “Watching my vibrant, confident, intelligent Mum deal and… Read More