Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: consortia

The Dementia Momentum®: 1 Year On

This article was originally published in MJA Insight. We’re using big data to identify universal and demographic-specific risk and protective factors for dementia, write Henry Brodaty and Perminder Sachdev… LAST month marked the first anniversary of The Dementia Momentum®, an initiative of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at the University of New South Wales.  The main objective of the initiative is to bring CHeBA’s “big data” approach to bear upon the epidemiology of dementia. At the same time, it aims to raise community awareness about the challenge of dementia, and presents… Read More
24 Mar 2016

'Meet our Researcher' - Darren Lipnicki

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Understanding the universal and local risk factors for cognitive decline is what drives Dr Darren Lipnicki, Study Coordinator of the Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium (COSMIC) at CHeBA. “It will be very interesting to see the extent to which different ways in which people live, eat and behave influence their current and future cognitive status,” said Dr Lipnicki.  COSMIC compares research findings from around the world to identify risk and protective factors associated with cognitive decline and dementia. These… Read More

Exploiting Big Data for Dementia Research

PROFESSOR PERMINDER SACHDEV This article was first published in InformAge, Volume 2, Issue IV December 2015 (Summer). Dementia is a global problem, and there is a worldwide effort to identify risk and protective factors, determine early biomarkers, and develop novel treatments for dementia. A survey of the international research scene reveals that many groups are working in relative isolation on projects that are similar to research conducted elsewhere. Very often, the individual projects are not large enough to provide conclusive answers to complex research questions. A recent… Read More
17 Sep 2015

'Meet our Researcher' - Catriona Daly

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au One of the most exciting things about being involved with The Dementia Momentum® initiative is its focus on real world application, according to Ms Catriona Daly, the new co-ordinator of the International Centenarian Consortium of Dementia (ICC-Dementia) at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). “One of CHeBA’s strengths lies in its strong social justice focus. It is not just about getting research papers published, it’s about improving people’s lives and helping them overcome or cope with real problems of ageing by… Read More