Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: CHeBA champions

11 Jan 2017

Gym vs. Gym Tournament as CHeBA Fundraiser

HEIDI DOUGLASS | 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
17 Dec 2014

CHeBA Champion’s Ironman Challenge

HEIDI DOUGLASS | CHeBA Champion Warren King has a gruelling training regime for the 2015 Asia Pacific Ironman, an event at which he hopes to raise public awareness and money for dementia research. Since becoming a CHeBA Champion in 2013, Warren has fundraised for dementia research at a number of events, but the Asia Pacific Ironman on March 22 will be his biggest challenge yet. Warren began triathlon training in 2012, at which point he says he was “a terrible swimmer, hadn’t ridden a bike in years and was an occasional runner”. A family history of Alzheimer’s disease… Read More
18 Sep 2013

Running for Healthy Brain Ageing

PROFESSOR HENRY BRODATY, MD, PhD This article was originally published in the August edition of Montefiore LIFE Magazine. When I first started working as a doctor in 1970, Alzheimer's disease was thought of as a rare disease only affecting people under the age of 65 years.  No-one was much interested in older people with brain disease or mental illness and they were all lumped together under a diagnosis of senile psychosis or senile dementia.  Hasn't the world changed!  No-one had heard of Alzheimer's disease 40 years ago.  Now it is a household word and what people fear most (along with… Read More