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Understanding Risk of Dementia and Alcohol Consumption
Understanding Risk of Dementia and Alcohol Consumption

Understanding Risk of Dementia and Alcohol Consumption

5 December 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A recent study led by Dr Louise Mewton at UNSW’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has reignited the debate about whether low levels of drinking could be positive for health. The review, published in Addiction, has shown that… Read More
Study of Centenarians Looks at Prevalence of Dementia
Study of Centenarians Looks at Prevalence of Dementia

World-first Study of Centenarians Looks at Prevalence of Dementia

2 December 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au World’s largest research project brings together studies of centenarians and near-centenarians to look at global prevalence of dementia in the exceptionally old. Research led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney… Read More
CHeBA Co-Director Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO

Professor Henry Brodaty Honoured by Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

10 November 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Each year, the Academy elects the most distinguished scientists in Australia as Fellows, with CHeBA's Co-Director Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO recognised this year for his excellence and input in the field of social sciences.… Read More
Funding Success to Support Mild Cognitive Impairment Diagnosis
Funding Success to Support Mild Cognitive Impairment Diagnosis

Funding Success to Support Mild Cognitive Impairment Diagnosis

3 November 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au & HELENA HUDSON | h.hudson@unsw.edu.au Research Fellow Dr Meredith Gresham from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has been awarded one of two prestigious Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Hal Kendig Research… Read More
Neuropsychology Tool Streamlines Cognitive Assessment, Diagnosis and Care
Neuropsychology Tool Streamlines Cognitive Assessment, Diagnosis and Care

Neuropsychology Tool Streamlines Cognitive Assessment, Diagnosis and Care

1 November 2022

A national collaboration between experts from 17 institutions, led by the University of Melbourne, has unveiled a new tool to accelerate a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Developed specifically for clinical neuropsychologists by the Australian… Read More
Living with Others and Community Engagement are Keys to Reduced Dementia Risk
Living with Others and Community Engagement are Keys to Reduced Dementia Risk

Living with Others and Community Engagement are Keys to Reduced Dementia Risk

24 October 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research published in The Lancet Healthy Longevity provides evidence to support that living with others, community group engagement and never feeling lonely are associated with slower cognitive decline. It is widely recognised that poor… Read More
Funding Success to Transform Care for Common Neurological Disorders in Australasia
Funding Success to Transform Care for Common Neurological Disorders in Australasia

Funding Success to Transform Care for Common Neurological Disorders in Australasia

29 September 2022

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 Maridulu Budyari Gumal, the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) grant to… Read More
World Alzheimer’s Day – Dementia Experts Call for Care to be Recognised as Human Right
World Alzheimer’s Day – Dementia Experts Call for Care to be Recognised as Human Right

World Alzheimer’s Day – Dementia Experts Call for Care to be Recognised as Human Right

21 September 2022

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Dementia experts from around the globe are calling for dementia care after diagnosis to be recognised as a human right. The call from world-leading experts - including UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) Co-Directors… Read More
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
Mark Occhilupo

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
Wipeout Dementia Surfers

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