Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: Events

12 Nov 2018

MasoniCare & Lodge Harold Herman Unity Support CHeBA

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Worshipful Master from Lodge Harold Herman Unity, Very Worshipful Brother Mark Arenson, presented a $4,000 cheque to Ms Angie Russell, CHeBA’s Centre Manager, on 26 September 2018 at the Laurelbank Masonic Centre in Willoughby. Very Worshipful Brother Mark Arenson said he was delighted with the funds raised at their inaugural trivia night on Saturday, 11 August and felt it was important for community groups to learn more about dementia and support advances in research.   “This was the first time we had applied for a MasoniCare grant,” Lodge… Read More
1 Nov 2018

Ferrari Club Supports CHeBA

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au More than 600 guests attended the Inaugural Charity Ball 2018, presented by the Ferrari Club Australia NSW/ACT at The Star on 8th September, which raised funds for research at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA).  Professor Henry Brodaty, Co-Director of CHeBA, was the guest speaker at the charity ball,which was presented by Ferrari Club Australia NSW/ACT President Frank Cavasinni, with assistance from NSW State Representative Simon Maxwell and H&H Event Manager Kerry Harman. “It was a privilege to be involved in this event,”… Read More
22 Oct 2018

Naomi Lewis' Artwork Supports CHeBA's Research

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Proceeds from the sale of a rich body of artwork by Sydney-based painter Naomi Lewis, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2013 and passed away in 2017, have been donated to research at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). “Clearly this cause is an important one for me,” said Michelle McEwing, daughter of Naomi Lewis and coordinator of the art show held at the Ewart Gallery, Workshop Arts Centre in Willoughby. Mum’s great passions were her family, her community and painting. She would have wanted her final show to benefit a… Read More
14 Aug 2018

Sydney Artist’s Body of Work to Support Dementia Research

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au In 1964, 34 year old Sydney-based painter Naomi Lewis was a proud finalist of the Archibald Prize.  50 years later in 2013, and with a history of her distinctive free-form art hanging throughout many Australian buildings including the Qantas first class lounges, The Hyatt in Canberra and St Vincent’s Hospital, this talented artist was diagnosed with vascular dementia. Last year, the artist - Naomi Lewis - passed away, leaving behind a rich body of work which will furnish an exhibition in her honour at the Ewart Gallery, Workshop Arts Centre in… 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
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
26 Jul 2016

Graham Gates a Role Model for Positive Ageing

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Aged 86, Graham Gates is CHeBA’s oldest participant in the 2016 City2Surf and a sensational example of positive ageing. Graham is a staunch supporter of the Centre’s research into age-related cognitive decline, walking with Team CHeBA since 2013. “I am very conscious about the importance of staying physically, mentally and socially active to help reduce my risk of developing dementia. I’m pleased that I can raise funds to support CHeBA’s research into greater insights for positive ageing,” said Graham. Walking with Team CHeBA… Read More
26 Jul 2016

Susan Coorey's Family Journey with Alzheimer's Disease

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Losing a loved one in your family to Alzheimer’s disease is painful and for Susan Coorey, member of Team CHeBA since 2015, the impact is manifold. Susan lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease in 1992 and in January this year she said goodbye to her Aunt Rita as a result of Alzheimer’s disease.  Her beloved Mother also has the condition. “Alzheimer’s disease is very traumatic, not just for the person diagnosed but also for those around them. Our family has been affected multiple times and it really emphasises the need for greater… 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
25 Jul 2016

City2Surf Veteran Colin Blake

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Positive ageing representative, Mr Col Blake, will be running his 43rd City2Surf this year (having missed the first 2 events) and since 2013 has been generously supporting CHeBA in his extraordinary commitment to the annual event.  The 14km hilly run is considered not just Sydney’s favourite sporting event, but the world’s largest fun run boasting more than 80,000 participants in recent years.  Since the very first run on 5 September 1971, Col has gone from completing the event in an enviable 57 minutes, to winning the family category with his sons… Read More