The Brain Dialogues

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...
image - Professors Henry Brodaty And Perminder Sachdev
19 Dec 2013 - 9:37pm
by Perminder Sachdev and Henry Brodaty, Co-Directors, CHeBA There is a worldwide effort to identify risk and protective factors, establish biomarkers and develop novel treatments for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia and...
image - Exercising Older Adults
3 Dec 2013 - 2:08pm
by Henry Brodaty, MD, PhD Prevention We all become slower and more forgetful as we age, some of us more than others. When this change is accelerated and interferes with a variety of thinking or cognitive abilities...
image - Incidence Of Dementia
10 Oct 2013 - 2:06pm
by Perminder Sachdev, MD, PhD It’s rare to hear good news about dementia, so two recent reports showing it may be becoming less common created a fair amount of excitement.  Not a week goes by without some new promised therapy for...
image - Henry Brodaty City 2 Surf2
18 Sep 2013 - 12:05pm
by Henry Brodaty, MD, PhD This article was originally published in the August edition of Montefiore LIFE Magazine.  When I first started working as a doctor in 1970, Alzheimer's disease was thought of as a rare disease only...
image - Seniors Using Ipad
28 Aug 2013 - 4:14pm
by Heidi Mitchell This article was originally published in Simply Connected on the Tapestry website.  Can staying connected with your friends online keep your brain young? Research indicates that social activity, in combination with...
image - Gardening
12 Aug 2013 - 12:07pm
by Dr Lee-Fay Low, Senior Research Fellow at the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Assessment and Better Care This article was originally published as an opinion piece in The Conversation. Community-care...
image - Fasting 1
18 Jun 2013 - 12:23pm
by Perminder Sachdev, MD, PhD Fasting has a long tradition in most cultures and religions.  Lord Buddha exhorted his followers to not eat the evening meal, attributing his good health and “of being without illness and of buoyancy...
image - For Community 1
21 May 2013 - 10:54am
by Henry Brodaty MD, PhD On the 5th of April 2013, Minister Plibersek released the eagerly awaited final report of the McKeon Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research Australia ( The Review...


Subscribe to The Brain Dialogues


Communications Contact

Heidi Mitchell

Marketing & Communications Officer

CHeBA Directors

Dr Sophia Dean

    Professor Perminder
    Sachdev AM

    Scientia Professor

Dr Sophia Dean

    Professor Henry Brodaty

    Scientia Professor


Back to Top