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New Direction in Research Comparing Brain Health of Identical and Non-Identical Twins
New Direction in Research Comparing Brain Health of Identical and Non-Identical Twins

New Direction in Research Comparing Brain Health of Identical and Non-Identical Twins

25 November 2021

Pictured: Barbara Setterfield and Kathleen Byrne, participants in OATS HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A 15-year study investigating the relative contributions of genetic and environmental factors on the brain health of twins has taken advantage of technology to reach… Read More
Festive Season Opportunity to Address Alcohol Concerns
Festive Season Opportunity to Address Alcohol Concerns

Festive Season Opportunity to Address Alcohol Concerns

1 November 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Low levels of alcohol use, between 1 and 7 standard drinks per week, are associated with small but significant changes in the brains of older adults, with heavy drinkers three times more likely to develop dementia. One large and… Read More
Human Longevity is Associated with Brain White Matter Hyperintensities
Human Longevity is Associated with Brain White Matter Hyperintensities

Human Longevity is Associated with Brain White Matter Hyperintensities

25 October 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have revealed new insights into the relationship between human longevity and brain white matter lesions - white matter hyperintensities. The findings, published in The… Read More
Keeping Connected: Social Health and Ageing
Keeping Connected: Social Health and Ageing

Keeping Connected: Social Health and Ageing

21 October 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The spread and magnitude of the impact of COVID-19 in Australia on mental health is yet to be fully realised. Necessary physical distancing requirements over the past 18 months have meant many personal adjustments have needed to be adopted… Read More
New Program Helps People Find Their Way Forward After a Dementia Diagnosis
New Program Helps People Find Their Way Forward After a Dementia Diagnosis

New Program Helps People Find Their Way Forward After a Dementia Diagnosis

11 October 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au An innovative new program launched today aims to assist the estimated 60,000 Australians diagnosed with dementia each year to understand the next steps and change outdated perceptions of living with dementia. Most people feel overwhelmed… Read More
Research Investigates Views of People Living with Dementia
Research Investigates Views of People Living with Dementia

Research Investigates Views of People Living with Dementia

1 October 2021

Researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have completed a qualitative study investigating the views of people living with dementia, along with their families and care partners, to better understand… Read More
CHeBA Launches Dementias Platform Australia to Make Study of Ageing ‘Truly Global’
CHeBA Launches Dementias Platform Australia to Make Study of Ageing ‘Truly Global’

CHeBA Launches Dementias Platform Australia to Make Study of Ageing ‘Truly Global’

27 September 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au With dementia affecting all populations globally, UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) today announces the launch of Dementias Platform Australia (DPAU) in partnership with the already established Dementias Platform UK (… Read More
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