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$2 Million to Test Diabetes Treatment to Prevent Dementia
$2 Million to Test Diabetes Treatment to Prevent Dementia

$2 Million to Test Diabetes Treatment to Prevent Dementia

31 July 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Directors of the UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Professor Perminder Sachdev and Professor Henry Brodaty, have announced their involvement in a $2 million Federal funded clinical trial to test diabetes treatment… Read More
Research Key to Developing Global Dementia-Prevention Strategies
Research Key to Developing Global Dementia-Prevention Strategies

Research Key to Developing Global Dementia-Prevention Strategies

24 July 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Latest research led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney may help in developing dementia-prevention strategies globally. The research, which investigated associations between risk factors and late-life cognitive… Read More
Dr Nady Braidy Sponsored at Healthy Ageing Summit
Dr Nady Braidy Sponsored at Healthy Ageing Summit

Dr Nady Braidy Sponsored at Healthy Ageing Summit

17 July 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Leader of the Brain & Ageing Laboratory at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Dr Nady Braidy, was a sponsored presenter and panel member at the Healthy Ageing Summit and the APAC Summit in Singapore on 9-11 July 2019.  The… Read More
Research Indicates People 95+ Have Greater Life Satisfaction Than Younger People
Research Indicates People 95+ Have Greater Life Satisfaction Than Younger People

Research Indicates People 95+ Have Greater Life Satisfaction Than Younger People

5 June 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have explored the level of life satisfaction of near centenarians and centenarians to gain better understanding of ways to enhance the wellbeing of people with… Read More
$90,000 Raised in First Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia
$90,000 Raised in First Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia

$90,000 Raised in First Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia

27 May 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au. A group of Sydney surfers aged between 10 and 70 years of age competed in the first ever inter-generational ‘Wipeout Dementia’ at Queenscliff beach on Saturday to raise funds for research at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA),… Read More
Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia Calls for Social Change across the Lifespan
Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia Calls for Social Change across the Lifespan

Inter-Generational Wipeout Dementia Calls for Social Change across the Lifespan

24 May 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Pictured: Richard Grellman whose wife Suellen has advanced young onset Alzheimer's disease, with son Ben. Dementia continues to be one of the biggest global public health challenges faced by modern societies. With the number of people… Read More
Richard Grellman AM Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Richard Grellman AM Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Richard Grellman AM Awarded Honorary Doctorate

6 May 2019

Pictured L-R: Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, Richard Grellman AM & Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO. HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Richard Grellman AM has been awarded the University’s highest honour in recognition of his eminent services to both the… Read More
Professor Brodaty Keynote Speaker at the Australia/China Dementia Forum
Professor Brodaty Keynote Speaker at the Australia/China Dementia Forum

Professor Brodaty Keynote Speaker at the Australia/China Dementia Forum

2 May 2019

CHeBA’s Co-Director, Professor Henry Brodaty, was the international keynote speaker at the Australia/China Dementia Forum held at the Shanghai International Medical Centre on Thursday, 25th April 2019.  The forum was attended by doctors, nurses, academics and government… Read More
Review Highlights Need to Identify and Treat Pseudodementia
Review Highlights Need to Identify and Treat Pseudodementia

Review Highlights Need to Identify and Treat Pseudodementia

23 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A systematic review by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration at UNSW Sydney has highlighted the significant burden of pseudodementia, which can have a similar effect… Read More
Improved Clinical Criteria for Diagnosing Vascular Cognitive Disorders
Improved Clinical Criteria for Diagnosing Vascular Cognitive Disorders

Improved Clinical Criteria for Diagnosing Vascular Cognitive Disorders

23 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have investigated how certain criteria for identifying cases of vascular cognitive disorders compare, as well as how well they predict a change from mild impairment to… Read More
Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity
Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity

Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity

10 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Studies of exceptionally long-lived individuals have shown that one of the key factors to exceptional longevity is better cardiovascular health. In order to investigate this finding within Australia, researchers at the Centre for Healthy… Read More
Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan
Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan

Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan

8 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers in the Brain & Ageing Laboratory at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have discovered that low levels of blood lipids in people over 95 years of age could signify a unique lipid profile that may be… Read More
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour

NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour

3 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Pictured L to R: Professor Ralph Martins, Dr Vincent Mor and Professor Henry Brodaty AO. The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) held the Sydney component of their National Public Lecture Tour at NeuRA in Sydney on… Read More
Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life
Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life

Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life

11 February 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A collaboration between researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the Nutrition and Dietetics Group at the University of Sydney has published a review… Read More
International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts
International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts

International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts

29 January 2019

KATE CROSBIE & HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au An international research team including brain scientists and genetic researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), has discovered two common genetic variants that link blood pressure with brain… Read More