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CHeBA Launches Change Makers – Next Gen Philanthropy
CHeBA Launches Change Makers – Next Gen Philanthropy

CHeBA Launches Change Makers – Next Gen Philanthropy

20 September 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au With dementia impacting 55 million people globally, the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) today launches Change Makers – Next Gen Philanthropy, in partnership with KPMG, and in line with World Alzheimer’s Day. With a vision of… Read More
CHeBA Funding Success to Transform ‘Preventable Dementia’ Research
CHeBA Funding Success to Transform ‘Preventable Dementia’ Research

CHeBA Funding Success to Transform ‘Preventable Dementia’ Research

14 September 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Medicine & Health, Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, has been awarded $3 million to lead a team of experts from eight universities and three research institutes… Read More
Funding Success for New Strategy to Promote Healthy Brain Ageing
Funding Success for New Strategy to Promote Healthy Brain Ageing

Funding Success for New Strategy to Promote Healthy Brain Ageing

14 September 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Leader of the Brain Ageing Research Laboratory at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Dr Nady Braidy, has today been awarded a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant to develop a new… Read More
Funding Success for Functional Neurological Symptom Disorders Clinic
Funding Success for Functional Neurological Symptom Disorders Clinic

Funding Success for Functional Neurological Symptom Disorders Clinic

13 September 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer Dr Adith Mohan at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has been awarded a Mindgardens Neuroscience Network Translational Research Grant to establish an intervention clinic for patients… Read More
10,000kms During World Alzheimer’s Month - CHeBA Lockdown Challenge
10,000kms During World Alzheimer’s Month - CHeBA Lockdown Challenge

10,000kms During World Alzheimer’s Month - CHeBA Lockdown Challenge

31 August 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au CHeBA’s Professors, Associate Professors, Doctors, Study Coordinators, Research Assistants, Students, Managers and support staff have united virtually to clock more than 10,000 kilometres (nearly 15 million steps) from London to the… Read More
Western Diet Linked to Increased Depression in Over 45s
Western Diet Linked to Increased Depression in Over 45s

Western Diet Linked to Increased Depression in Over 45s

29 July 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have revealed new insight into the connection between nutrition and depression in adults aged 45 years and older. The review, published in Ageing Research Reviews,… Read More
New Imaging Measure to Track Brain Ageing
New Imaging Measure to Track Brain Ageing

New Imaging Measure to Track Brain Ageing

29 July 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have developed an improved neuroimaging measure to monitor age-related cognitive decline in older adults. The findings, published in NeuroImage, indicate that the… Read More
Using Quantum Dots to Diagnose and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
Using Quantum Dots to Diagnose and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

Using Quantum Dots to Diagnose and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

15 July 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers within the Brain Ageing Research Laboratory at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and Dr Vipul Agarwal from the School of Chemical Engineering have offered renewed insight into ‘Quantum dot’ research,… Read More
 Funding Success to Identify Early Stages of Dementia
Funding Success to Identify Early Stages of Dementia

Funding Success to Identify Early Stages of Dementia

1 July 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Senior Research Fellow Dr Simone Reppermund and colleagues from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have been awarded close to $1.3 million to develop an online tool designed to assist in the identification of early… Read More
Specialist Dementia Care for Severe Behaviours
Specialist Dementia Care for Severe Behaviours

Specialist Dementia Care for Severe Behaviours

17 June 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research undertaken by The Dementia Centre, HammondCare, has retrospectively reviewed the effectiveness of Special Dementia Care Programmes, for people with very severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Behavioural and… Read More
Association Between Plasma Lipids and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Association Between Plasma Lipids and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Association Between Plasma Lipids and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

7 June 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Latest research from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has uncovered new insight into the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, published in Translational Psychiatry, examined differences between… Read More
International Experts Advise on Standard Assessment for Diagnosing Dementia
International Experts Advise on Standard Assessment for Diagnosing Dementia

International Experts Advise on Standard Assessment for Diagnosing Dementia

20 May 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Internationally renowned experts in dementia and cognitive assessment, including researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), have provided expert opinion on the development of a standard set of… Read More
Funding Success - World Class Research Project Grants
Funding Success - World Class Research Project Grants

Funding Success - World Class Research Project Grants

21 April 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Professor of Nursing at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Professor Lynn Chenoweth, has been awarded $536,000 as one of five World Class Research Project Grants by the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC… Read More
Dementia Prevention Action Plan Needed Now
Dementia Prevention Action Plan Needed Now

Dementia Prevention Action Plan Needed Now

15 March 2021

The Medical Journal of Australia Dementia prevention needs to be Australia’s next public health area of focus, as the nation heads towards a projected number of one million people with dementia by 2056, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical… Read More
Funding Success in Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grants
Funding Success in Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grants

Funding Success in Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grants

9 March 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist Dr Suraj Samtani, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Simone Reppermund, are both recipients of the highly competitive Dementia Australia Research Foundation grants. Dr Suraj Samtani - who… Read More