Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: CogSCAN

6 Jun 2020

Min Yee Ong | Meet Our Researcher Series

Having worked with both extremes of the lifespan, childhood and old age, Min Yee highlights we are all not really that different. Although we age, human behaviours and interactions are very similar throughout our lifetimes. Deconstructing harmful terms such as ‘worried well’ and focusing on the importance of subjective cognitive complaints in predicting decline is what motivates her strong contributions to CHeBA’s CogSCAN Study.    How did you get into researching the ageing brain? I am originally from Singapore and studied a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Initially, I wanted to go into… Read More
4 Feb 2020

Towards Culture-Fair Cognitive Testing of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Older Australians

Zara Page, a fourth-year Neuroscience Honours student, has spent the year working with Dr Nicole Kochan and Dr Karen Croot alongside CHeBA's CogSCAN and Sydney Memory and Ageing Study teams to explore the culture-fairness of computerised neuropsychological testing for culturally and linguistically diverse older Australians. Despite Australia’s multicultural society, older culturally and linguistically diverse Australians have been overlooked in dementia research. Traditionally, pencil-and-paper tests are considered as the ‘gold standard’ tool to diagnose and monitor dementia. However,… Read More