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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

The Dementia Momentum®: 1 Year On

This article was first 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 an… 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

Colliers International Residential First Silver Member of The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Following his incredible display of support as competitor in the inaugural Wipeout Dementia® campaign in May, Managing Director of Colliers International Residential, Peter Chittenden, arranged for Colliers to become the first Silver Member of The Dementia Momentum®. Colliers’ $30,000 donation came in the wake of Mr Chittenden’s personal fundraising achievement of over $7,500 in the May event.  Drawing on his positive experience, Mr Chittenden gave an inspiring presentation at the Wipeout Dementia® cocktail event hosted by AMP… Read More

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation supports The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $300,000 philanthropic grant over three years to investigate risk and protective factors for dementia. VFFF’s contribution will go towards the salary of a post-doctoral researcher in partnership with Yulgilbar Foundation, whose expert panel provides the necessary scientific assessment. Established as a family charitable trust in 1962, VFFF is one of the larger family foundations in Australia and has an extensive history of contributing… Read More

Roth Charitable Foundation supports The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Roth Charitable Foundation (RCF) became the first Founding Gold Member of The Dementia Momentum® when it awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $90,000 philanthropic grant over six years to identify early markers of Alzheimer’s Disease. RCF’s contribution will support a part-time PhD candidate, Dr Helen Wu, who will investigate novel genetic biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease. Established in 1989 by the late Henry and Ann Roth and substantially enlarged by their sons John and Stanley, the Roth Charitable Foundation… Read More

Platinum Support for The Dementia Momentum® from Phil Cave AM and Judy Harris

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The first Founding Members of The Dementia Momentum® were Phil Cave AM and wife Judy Harris, who generously came on board as Platinum Members of this initiative in support of their close friend, spokesman for The Dementia Momentum®, Richard Grellman AM and his wife Suellen, who has advanced young onset Alzheimer's disease. Their contribution of $100,000, prior to the official launch in March 2015, has been integral to the development of this research initiative. Phil and Judy said it has always been their priority to support both… Read More