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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
Digital Health Intervention to Maintain Your Brain
Digital Health Intervention to Maintain Your Brain

Digital Health Intervention to Maintain Your Brain

14 October 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research led by Professor Henry Brodaty at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has been highlighted in a special issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The protocol paper showcases the significance of CHeBA’s… Read More
Education Program Improves Care Quality in Aged Care
Education Program Improves Care Quality in Aged Care

Education Program Improves Care Quality in Aged Care

9 October 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au An education program led by Professor Lynn Chenoweth at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has resulted in significant improvement in care service quality by promoting better understanding, relationships and… Read More
CHeBA Awarded Funding for Brain Scan Data
CHeBA Awarded Funding for Brain Scan Data

CHeBA Awarded Funding for Brain Scan Data

2 October 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research Manager of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Dr Kristan Kang, and Leader of CHeBA’s Neuroimaging Group Associate Professor Wei Wen have been awarded $14,000 to prepare over 4000 brain images collected over more than a… Read More
Opinion | World Alzheimer's Day - Richard Grellman AM
Opinion | World Alzheimer's Day - Richard Grellman AM

Opinion | World Alzheimer's Day - Richard Grellman AM

20 September 2019

Richard Grellman AM is Chairman of IPH Limited, FBR Limited and Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA).   We are all aware that with a rapidly expanding ageing population, dementia is set to bring an enormous challenge to health, aged… Read More
Seed Funding Success for Dr Louise Mewton
Seed Funding Success for Dr Louise Mewton

Seed Funding Success for Dr Louise Mewton

28 August 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au UNSW Scientia Fellow at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Dr Louise Mewton, has been awarded $20,000 from the UNSW-USyd Visible Partnership in Mental Health, Addiction and Neuroscience Research Seed Funding Scheme. With alcohol… Read More
$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