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Australian Dementia Network Registry releases First Annual Report 2020-2021
Australian Dementia Network Registry releases First Annual Report 2020-2021

Australian Dementia Network Registry releases First Annual Report 2020-2021

20 July 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Dementia affects nearly half a million Australians and is the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disease burden in Australians aged over 65. Dementia leads to changes in memory and thinking skills, in day-to-day… Read More
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Depression Best Treated by Nonpharmacological Approaches in People Living With Dementia

23 June 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has confirmed treating symptoms of depression is most effective when a non-pharmacological approach is adopted, in people living with dementia. Depression is a common… Read More
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$3.3 Million to Understand Generational Health Challenges that Influence Dementia Prevalence

19 May 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Medicine & Health, Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO, has been awarded $3.3 million to understand how generational health challenges influence the prevalence of dementia… Read More
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Property Industry and Mark Occhilupo Make a Splash for Dementia Research

12 April 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Wipeout Dementia hits $2 million raised on the back of the property industry’s 25 March Bondi Beach event, with 64 heavy hitters raising nearly $350,000 to support critical research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias led by the… Read More
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Property Industry Joins Forces to Defeat Dementia

23 March 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Senior executives across Australia’s property industry and 1999 World Surfing Champion Mark Occhilupo have joined forces to defeat dementia, with more than 50 organisations being represented in what will be the biggest Wipeout Dementia… Read More
Property Industry Joins Forces to Defeat Dementia
Property Industry Joins Forces to Defeat Dementia

Property Industry Joins Forces to Defeat Dementia

23 March 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Senior executives across Australia’s property industry and 1999 World Surfing Champion Mark Occhilupo have joined forces to defeat dementia, with more than 50 organisations being represented in what will be the biggest Wipeout Dementia… Read More
COSMIC Among the First to be Named to the Global Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative
COSMIC Among the First to be Named to the Global Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative

COSMIC Among the First to be Named to the Global Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative

27 January 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au UNSW Sydney-based Consortium Brings Dementia Data from Eight Countries to new International Program Aimed at Defeating Alzheimer’s Disease Today the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative (DAC) announced the Cohort Studies of Memory in an… Read More
Twins Study Indicates Environmental Factors Significant in Alzheimer’s Pathology
Twins Study Indicates Environmental Factors Significant in Alzheimer’s Pathology

Twins Study Indicates Environmental Factors Significant in Alzheimer’s Pathology

20 December 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The question of genetic vs environmental influences plays a major role in research into brain ageing, with researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) revealing new insights into one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer… Read More
Impact of Cultural Bias in Diagnosing Cognitive Decline and Dementia
Impact of Cultural Bias in Diagnosing Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Impact of Cultural Bias in Diagnosing Cognitive Decline and Dementia

13 December 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Accurate assessment of cognitive performance is paramount in determining cognitive decline and dementia. Until now, traditional pencil-and-paper cognitive tests administered by trained clinicians have been considered the ‘gold standard’… Read More
Long Term Cognitive Decline Following Stroke
Long Term Cognitive Decline Following Stroke

Long Term Cognitive Decline Following Stroke

9 December 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au An international collaboration led by researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has offered new insights into what happens to cognitive function following a stroke and which risk factors lead to faster… Read More
Having at Least a High School Degree and a Complex Job Linked to Dementia Prevention
Having at Least a High School Degree and a Complex Job Linked to Dementia Prevention

Having at Least a High School Degree and a Complex Job Linked to Dementia Prevention

6 December 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au An international research collaboration has found that high occupational complexity is associated with dementia-free survival time, highlighting the importance of maintaining cognitive stimulation throughout life for lowering the risk of… Read More
First National Memory Clinic Guidelines to Support Dementia Diagnosis
First National Memory Clinic Guidelines to Support Dementia Diagnosis

First National Memory Clinic Guidelines to Support Dementia Diagnosis

30 November 2021

A UNSW Sydney Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) collaboration with the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Research Centre and the Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT), has released the first ever set of national guidelines for Memory and Cognition Clinics, which aim to… Read More
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