The Brain Dialogues

The Stapleton brothers
12 May 2015 - 5:46pm
by Kate Crosbie and Heidi Mitchell For John Stapleton, the best thing about being a twin was never being bullied at school: “There were always two of us to fight”. For Terry Stapleton, it’s the “stronger...
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9 Apr 2015 - 11:43am
By Dr Nicole Kochan, PhD It is common thinking that as we age our memory function deteriorates.  But over the past 20 years, research indicates that even the older brain has a degree of plasticity.  This...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...


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