The Brain Dialogues

image - Mental Health
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...
image - Capacity Building
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...
image - Physical Comorbidities Of Dementia
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...
image - Major Cyril Bunny
8 May 2014 - 2:05pm
by Dr Charlene Levitan Photograph: Major Cyril Bunny, a participant in CHeBA's Sydney Centenarian Study at his recent 100th birthday party celebrations.   Centenarians are the fastest growing age worldwide. We can learn about ageing...
image - Adele Horin Blog
16 Apr 2014 - 1:03pm
by Adele Horin Of all the things Australians fear, cancer is number one and dementia is number two. For me the order is reversed. I’ve had cancer (radiation, chemotherapy, lumpectomy). I’ve seen people die of cancer. It’s not easy...
Ageing and technology blog
3 Feb 2014 - 5:28pm
This article was originally published in Montefiore LIFE magazine. In the 21st century, increases in technological advances are seen to bring a globalised world even closer.  Many of Montefiore Home's residents have families scattered all over the...
image - Stephanie Campbell %26 Grandparents
20 Jan 2014 - 2:20pm
by CHeBA Champion Stephanie Campbell (Fitness Ambassador for CHeBA) I’m jogging up a ridiculously steep street in Sydney’s leafy, bayside suburb of Mosman. My knees ache, my quads are burning, and my lungs hurt from straining for...
Elderly person's hands
13 Jan 2014 - 11:33am
by Dr Lee-Fay Low Christmas can be a stressful time for hosts and guests alike, and it’s more so for carers of people living with dementia. It’s difficult to give general advice about how to get through the holiday season with as...
image - Brain Donation CHeBA
19 Dec 2013 - 10:04pm
by Heidi Mitchell There are currently approximately 320,000 people in Australia with dementia, with that number set to rise to almost one million by 2050, and 115 million globally.  These predictions mean that not only do we need a...


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