The Brain Dialogues

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25 Feb 2015 - 12:01pm
By Monica Cations By now it is well established that poor cardiovascular and cognitive health in early life can increase the risk of dementia in old age.  But did you know that it could also bring forward the age of dementia onset...
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17 Dec 2014 - 10:10am
CHeBA Champion Warren King has a gruelling training regime for the 2015 Asia Pacific Ironman, an event at which he hopes to raise public awareness and money for dementia research. Since becoming a CHeBA Champion in 2013, Warren has fundraised for...
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27 Oct 2014 - 3:19pm
By Professor Henry Brodaty and Professor Perminder Sachdev In historical times, the elderly were highly revered.  Wisdom and knowledge were respected and ageing was seen as a positive experience.  Over the decades, our opinion of...
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22 Oct 2014 - 10:26am
By Perminder Sachdev, MD, PhD "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"  Satchel Paige (1906-1982) A great demographic change of the last century has been the ageing of our population.  The good news is that we are...
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22 Sep 2014 - 11:45am
By Dr Karen Mather As we age, there is a decline in cognitive performance but there is great variability in the rate and degree of cognitive ageing observed across older adults.  The domains of information processing speed, episodic...
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3 Sep 2014 - 6:17pm
by Nicola Gates, PhD A lifetime of engaging enriching activities has been shown to delay the onset of cognitive decline and dementia.  Therefore growing or building up your brain through new experiences gives you credits to reduce...
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28 Aug 2014 - 1:51pm
by Heidi Mitchell Since the devastating death of respected American comedian Robin Williams nearly three weeks ago, the internet has been rife with speculation on the underlying factors behind this tragedy.  Respectfully, this...
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4 Aug 2014 - 2:37pm
By Kate Crosbie What makes a good researcher? Perseverance, creativity and problem solving all come to mind, but what about time and support? In 2008, CHeBA won an NHMRC Capacity Building Grant for the prevention and management of...
Stephanie Campbell
30 Jun 2014 - 5:47pm
by Stephanie Campbell, CHeBA Champion A few months ago something happened to me that would change my life forever. It was Sunday morning, March 16 and I was about to complete my 57th solo skydive. Gazing out onto the vista 14,000ft below, my...
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3 Jun 2014 - 3:25pm
by Professor David Ames A geriatrician, a psychiatrist and a nurse (no this isn't the start of a joke!) have written a useful review outlining what is known about nine medical conditions that occur more often in people with dementia...


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