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Welcome to the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing. 

Diseases and disability related with ageing have been recognised as major challenges facing our community. While ageing relates to a wide range of physical and mental changes, the ageing of the brain stands out as an important feature. The last decade has seen significant developments in neuroscience, which have given hope to the possibility that we may be in a position to prevent and treat age-related neuropsychiatric disorders.

The University of New South Wales and the hospitals associated with the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service have many researchers and health professionals involved in the care of the elderly and research into age-related conditions. The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) brings together their expertise in research, training and education into various aspects of brain ageing.

CHeBA is an international centre of excellence in multidisciplinary research into the ageing brain and various aspects of cognitive disorders (and dementia). Its work extends from molecular work in the genetics and proteomics laboratories, to tissue culture and cell-related work in the Molecular Biology & Stem Cells Group, to neuronal systems and networks in the Neuroimaging Lab, to clinical, epidemiological and sociological research, to research on ageing health policy using its strong links with teaching hospitals, aged care providers, state and federal governments and its established ageing cohort studies.  Its work strongly emphasises implementation, capacity building and translational research.

Our mission is to enhance the evidence base in relation to prevention, early detection, and treatment of age-related disorders, in particular brain diseases, and improve the health care of individuals affected by these diseases.

The Co-Directors of CHeBA, Professors Perminder Sachdev and Henry Brodaty, are committed to increasing understanding and awareness of dementia and other age-related brain disorders within the community, as well as the provision of resources and support to dementia sufferers and their carers.  The Behaviour Management - A Guide to Good Practice provides assistance to carers in managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

The Memory Clinic, part of the ADFOAP, is a multidisciplinary specialist outpatientimage - For Community
clinic located in the Euroa Centre at Prince of Wales Hospital.  The clinic is headed
by CHeBA Co-Director Dr Henry Brodaty (Professor of Ageing and Mental Health) and
includes CHeBA Co-Director Dr Perminder Sachdev (Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry).
For more details contact the Memory Clinic on 9382 3753.

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Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Alzheimer's Australia NSW is the charity for people with dementia and their families and carers.  As the peak body, it provides advocacy, support services, education and information.

National Dementia Helpline: 1800 100 500

An interpreter service is available.  (The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government Initiative).

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Are you living with, or caring for someone living with younger onset dementia?

If so, the INSPIRED study team at the University of New South Wales need you.  To find out more go to the INSPIRED website.

Does your brain need training?

There is increasing discussion about the benefits that brain training can provide in the fight to prevent dementia. If you would like more information on training your brain, click here.

Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia

Co-Director Professor Henry Brodaty is a member of the expert panel of the McKeon Review.  The panel recommended a 10 year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation in 2013.

Click here for more information. 


If CHeBA can assist you in any way, please Contact Us.

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