Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: Neuroimaging

Does Social Interaction Reduce Risk of Dementia?

DR ANNE-NICOLE CASEY How people interact with and perceive one another, and each person’s thoughts and feelings about the quality of those interactions and relationships, can affect physical and mental health and well-being. Social cognitive function, which broadly refers to the way our brain processes social information, is recognised as an important marker of how efficiently our brain processes information in general1. Interestingly, the number of individuals with whom a person interacts frequently is associated with their short-term memory capacity2. Some studies report that having larger… Read More
11 May 2016

John Holden Family Foundation becomes first Diamond Member of The Dementia Momentum®

John Holden Family Foundation becomes first Diamond Member of The Dementia Momentum®
Pictured L-R: Associate Professor Wei Wen, Mr John Holden, Dr Karen Mather, Professor Perminder Sachdev, Mr Sam Holden.
HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The John Holden Family Foundation became the first Diamond Member of The Dementia Momentum® when it committed $600,000 to CHeBA’s initiative to be received by mid-2016. This contribution will fund a project led by Associate Professor Wei Wen, leader of CHeBA’s Neuroimaging Group. The project will bring together a large number of studies from around the world to collectively examine the clinical implications and the genetic basis of white matter hyperintensities and lacunes (small silent strokes), and thereby cerebral small vessel disease. The research… Read More