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Professor Brodaty Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Brodaty Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Brodaty Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

13 June 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au At the 2024 Australian Dementia Research Forum, Co-Director of CHeBA Professor Henry Brodaty was acknowledged for his lifetime service to dementia. (pictured receiving the award from Graeme Samuel AC) In 1982, 42 years ago, inspired by… Read More
Research suggests higher intake of fruit reduces development of depression
Research suggests higher intake of fruit reduces development of depression

Research suggests higher intake of fruit reduces development of depression

4 June 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Globally, depression is a major public health concern. According to the World Health Organisation it is the largest contributor to non-fatal burden of disease, with more than 80% of this burden represented across low- and middle-income… Read More
Industry backing for Wipeout Dementia raises $2.5 million for research
Industry backing for Wipeout Dementia raises $2.5 million for research

Industry backing for Wipeout Dementia raises $2.5 million for research

11 April 2024

No amount of wild weather could stop Olympic Bronze Medalist Owen Wright and 1999 World Surfing Champion Mark Occhilupo from joining Sydney’s property industry executives on Friday 5 April, to surf in support of critical research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias led… Read More
Upholding healthcare standards during hospitalisation for people with dementia
Upholding healthcare standards during hospitalisation for people with dementia

Upholding healthcare standards during hospitalisation for people with dementia

25 March 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au   Research from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has evaluated the impact of a person-centred intervention on the quality of healthcare and clinical outcomes for people living with dementia, following hospitalisation… Read More
Optimising social health to defeat dementia
Optimising social health to defeat dementia

Optimising social health to defeat dementia

21 March 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A first-ever national study will investigate the societal and environmental factors that lay the path for health issues including dementia, with a focus on Australia. To prevent future cases of dementia we need to understand who is at… Read More
High blood pressure’s impact on white matter could be key to dementia prevention
High blood pressure’s impact on white matter could be key to dementia prevention

High blood pressure’s impact on white matter could be key to dementia prevention

12 March 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) study provides compelling evidence for clinical practice to direct efforts toward preventing white matter damage in individuals with hypertension, to protect against cognitive decline and dementia… Read More
Pro Surfers Get on Board Wipeout Dementia
Pro Surfers Get on Board Wipeout Dementia

Pro Surfers Get on Board Wipeout Dementia

22 February 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Surfing legends Owen Wright and Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo are teaming up with property industry executives to tackle the escalating dementia challenge. The Australian pro surfers will be hitting Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach on 5 April 2024… Read More
Funding Success to Investigate Brain Microbiome
Funding Success to Investigate Brain Microbiome

Funding Success to Investigate Brain Microbiome

19 February 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au For the first time, UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) will consider the role of the brain microbiome in promoting health and the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, thanks to a $90,000 grant awarded by the… Read More
Funding Success to further develop the global epidemiology of Dementia
Funding Success to further develop the global epidemiology of Dementia

Funding Success to further develop the global epidemiology of Dementia

11 January 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney is a world leader in bringing together multiple studies from around the world to further develop the epidemiology of dementia, deal with the global inequity in such research, and… Read More
Molecular Biomarkers to Diagnose Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
Molecular Biomarkers to Diagnose Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Molecular Biomarkers to Diagnose Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

9 January 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A recent study out of UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) suggests that the research pace into understanding biomarkers for the diagnosis of vascular cognitive impairment and dementia needs to be accelerated. The review… Read More
Super-ageing: defining exceptional cognitive ability in late-life
Super-ageing: defining exceptional cognitive ability in late-life

Super-ageing: defining exceptional cognitive ability in late-life

18 December 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has highlighted the need for clarity when defining late life cognitively high performers, which could ultimately inform strategies to help prevent the development of… Read More
New Clinic Transforms Life of 21 Year Old
New Clinic Transforms Life of 21 Year Old

New Clinic Transforms Life of 21 Year Old

16 November 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au 21-year-old Grace Corkhill has found a new lease on life after being assessed and treated in a New South Wales-first tertiary clinical program for her diagnosis of functional neurological disorder, known as FND. Grace, who lives in… Read More
Dementia is Not Just About Memory Loss
Dementia is Not Just About Memory Loss

Dementia is Not Just About Memory Loss

26 October 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au We focus too much on memory loss in relation to dementia and not enough on difficulties with identifying emotions in social situations, according to researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and the MARCS… Read More
Ita Buttrose AC OBE Appointed Chair of CHeBA Advisory Committee
Ita Buttrose AC OBE Appointed Chair of CHeBA Advisory Committee

Ita Buttrose AC OBE Appointed Chair of CHeBA Advisory Committee

23 October 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au On 22 October 2012, after three decades of complementary and collaborative research, Professor Henry Brodaty AO and Professor Perminder Sachdev AM officially joined forces to mark a new direction in dementia research, with the launch of… Read More
Assessing Generational Change to Reduce Dementia Impact
Assessing Generational Change to Reduce Dementia Impact

Assessing Generational Change to Reduce Dementia Impact

21 September 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A first-ever national study to be launched today will investigate whether there has been a generational change in brain health, including an increase in the incidence of dementia, following major increases in the number of Australians… Read More