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Research Grant to Fund Major Advance in Fight Against Dementia
Research Grant to Fund Major Advance in Fight Against Dementia

Research Grant to Fund Major Advance in Fight Against Dementia

20 May 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, has been awarded a $3.289 million National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant to develop robust biomarkers… Read More
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Worse Cognitive Performance After a Stroke; Prediabetes not Linked, but Prevention Needed
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Worse Cognitive Performance After a Stroke; Prediabetes not Linked, but Prevention Needed

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Worse Cognitive Performance After a Stroke; Prediabetes not Linked, but Prevention Needed

15 May 2020

People with Type 2 diabetes, but not those with prediabetes, had worse cognitive performance three to six months after a stroke than those with normal fasting blood sugar levels, according to new research led by UNSW's Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) published today in… Read More
Certain Memory Complaints Predict Future Dementia
Certain Memory Complaints Predict Future Dementia

Certain Memory Complaints Predict Future Dementia

13 May 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research led by Dr Katya Numbers from UNSW’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has shown that certain presentations of memory concerns by older adults are predictive of future dementia. The findings published today in PLOS ONE… Read More
Cost-Effective Non-Pharmacological Approaches for Dementia Care
Cost-Effective Non-Pharmacological Approaches for Dementia Care

Cost-Effective Non-Pharmacological Approaches for Dementia Care

6 May 2020

Researchers from the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) at UNSW Sydney have shown that non-pharmacological approaches can not only reduce behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD*), but also that they are cost-effective. The… Read More
Measuring Complexity of the Brain
Measuring Complexity of the Brain

Measuring Complexity of the Brain

5 May 2020

An international collaboration between the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and Beihang University in China has researched differential longitudinal changes in structural complexity and volumetric measures in community-dwelling older individuals. The research analysed… Read More
People Aged 95+ Show Stronger Brain Connectivity
People Aged 95+ Show Stronger Brain Connectivity

People Aged 95+ Show Stronger Brain Connectivity

5 May 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au World-first research led by neuroimaging expert Dr Jiyang Jiang at UNSW’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has found that those aged 95 and over demonstrated more activation between the left and ride side of their brain than their… Read More
New Evaluation of Telephone Screening Test Increases Accessibility to Cognitive Assessment for Older Australians
New Evaluation of Telephone Screening Test Increases Accessibility to Cognitive Assessment for Older Australians

New Evaluation of Telephone Screening Test Increases Accessibility to Cognitive Assessment for Older Australians

23 April 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au As the Australian population ages, rapid and early detection of cognitive impairment and dementia will be of increasing benefit in reducing costs and improving health outcomes for older persons. To diagnose dementia early, individuals are… Read More
Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of the Grey Matter
Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of the Grey Matter

Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of the Grey Matter

20 March 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A major international collaboration using data from two UNSW Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) studies, the Sydney Memory & Ageing Study and the Older Australian Twins Study, has produced the first genetic map of the cerebral… Read More
New Rating Scale Developed to Quantify Cerebrovascular Damage
New Rating Scale Developed to Quantify Cerebrovascular Damage

New Rating Scale Developed to Quantify Cerebrovascular Damage

16 March 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research led by Dr Matt Paradise at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, has developed a rating scale to better understand the effects of certain aspects of cerebrovascular disease and its association with dementia. … Read More
CHeBA Funding Success to Unravel Human Brain Ageing
CHeBA Funding Success to Unravel Human Brain Ageing

CHeBA Funding Success to Unravel Human Brain Ageing

11 February 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Dr Karen Mather, Leader of the Genetics & Epigenomics Group at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, has been awarded a $100,000 Rebecca Cooper Grant to research the molecular processes underlying brain ageing.… Read More
Relationship Between Alcohol Use and Dementia One Area of $1.5 Million Research Grants
Relationship Between Alcohol Use and Dementia One Area of $1.5 Million Research Grants

Relationship Between Alcohol Use and Dementia One Area of $1.5 Million Research Grants

10 February 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Clarifying the relationship between alcohol use and dementia is just one of 19 new projects that will share $1.5 million in grants to conduct ground-breaking dementia research. Dr Louise Mewton from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (… Read More
Property Industry Leads Most Successful Wipeout Dementia to Date - $205,000 Raised
Property Industry Leads Most Successful Wipeout Dementia to Date - $205,000 Raised

Property Industry Leads Most Successful Wipeout Dementia to Date - $205,000 Raised

26 November 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au 45 heavy hitters from across Australia’s property industry have led the most successful Wipeout Dementia to date, raising over $200,000 for dementia research at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. The Surf Off event… Read More
Research Reveals No Link Between Statins and Memory Loss
Research Reveals No Link Between Statins and Memory Loss

Research Reveals No Link Between Statins and Memory Loss

19 November 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Over six years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of dementia. Findings from more than 1,000 elderly individuals… Read More
Property Industry Embraces Corporate Social Responsibility to Wipeout Dementia
Property Industry Embraces Corporate Social Responsibility to Wipeout Dementia

Property Industry Embraces Corporate Social Responsibility to Wipeout Dementia

18 November 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au It is estimated that by 2050 the world’s older population will have doubled to 2 billion and, by just 2020, individuals aged above 60 years will have outnumbered children younger than five. Clearly, we have many fundamental and complex… Read More
Research Highlights the Prevalence of and Common Risk Factors for Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment
Research Highlights the Prevalence of and Common Risk Factors for Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment

Research Highlights the Prevalence of and Common Risk Factors for Post-Stroke Cognitive Impairment

12 November 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Latest research led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney has identified global prevalence and common risk factors for cognitive impairment following a stroke. The research, published in Neurology, harmonised data… Read More