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Pro Surfers Get on Board Wipeout Dementia
Pro Surfers Get on Board Wipeout Dementia

Pro Surfers Get on Board Wipeout Dementia

22 February 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Surfing legends Owen Wright and Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo are teaming up with property industry executives to tackle the escalating dementia challenge. The Australian pro surfers will be hitting Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach on 5 April 2024… Read More
Funding Success to Investigate Brain Microbiome
Funding Success to Investigate Brain Microbiome

Funding Success to Investigate Brain Microbiome

19 February 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au For the first time, UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) will consider the role of the brain microbiome in promoting health and the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, thanks to a $90,000 grant awarded by the… Read More
Funding Success to further develop the global epidemiology of Dementia
Funding Success to further develop the global epidemiology of Dementia

Funding Success to further develop the global epidemiology of Dementia

11 January 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney is a world leader in bringing together multiple studies from around the world to further develop the epidemiology of dementia, deal with the global inequity in such research, and… Read More
Molecular Biomarkers to Diagnose Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
Molecular Biomarkers to Diagnose Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Molecular Biomarkers to Diagnose Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

9 January 2024

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A recent study out of UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) suggests that the research pace into understanding biomarkers for the diagnosis of vascular cognitive impairment and dementia needs to be accelerated. The review… Read More
Super-ageing: defining exceptional cognitive ability in late-life
Super-ageing: defining exceptional cognitive ability in late-life

Super-ageing: defining exceptional cognitive ability in late-life

18 December 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has highlighted the need for clarity when defining late life cognitively high performers, which could ultimately inform strategies to help prevent the development of… Read More
New Clinic Transforms Life of 21 Year Old
New Clinic Transforms Life of 21 Year Old

New Clinic Transforms Life of 21 Year Old

16 November 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au 21-year-old Grace Corkhill has found a new lease on life after being assessed and treated in a New South Wales-first tertiary clinical program for her diagnosis of functional neurological disorder, known as FND. Grace, who lives in… Read More
Dementia is Not Just About Memory Loss
Dementia is Not Just About Memory Loss

Dementia is Not Just About Memory Loss

26 October 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au We focus too much on memory loss in relation to dementia and not enough on difficulties with identifying emotions in social situations, according to researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and the MARCS… Read More
Ita Buttrose AC OBE Appointed Chair of CHeBA Advisory Committee
Ita Buttrose AC OBE Appointed Chair of CHeBA Advisory Committee

Ita Buttrose AC OBE Appointed Chair of CHeBA Advisory Committee

23 October 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au On 22 October 2012, after three decades of complementary and collaborative research, Professor Henry Brodaty AO and Professor Perminder Sachdev AM officially joined forces to mark a new direction in dementia research, with the launch of… Read More
Assessing Generational Change to Reduce Dementia Impact
Assessing Generational Change to Reduce Dementia Impact

Assessing Generational Change to Reduce Dementia Impact

21 September 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A first-ever national study to be launched today will investigate whether there has been a generational change in brain health, including an increase in the incidence of dementia, following major increases in the number of Australians… Read More
Treating Blood Pressure in Late Life Helps Prevent Dementia
Treating Blood Pressure in Late Life Helps Prevent Dementia

Treating Blood Pressure in Late Life Helps Prevent Dementia

14 September 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au People over the age of 60 who are treated for their high blood pressure (hypertension) have a 26% lower risk of dementia compared to those who are untreated, according to research from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA… Read More
Genetic Risk for High Blood Pressure Associated with Poorer Cognitive Function
Genetic Risk for High Blood Pressure Associated with Poorer Cognitive Function

Genetic Risk for High Blood Pressure Associated with Poorer Cognitive Function

17 August 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au New research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) finds that genetic risk for higher blood pressure even in those in their 40s and 50s may contribute to poorer cognitive function. “This research is groundbreaking… Read More
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Funding Success to Decrease Stigma and Increase Help-Seeking

31 July 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Professor Henry Brodaty, will join a team of researchers, multicultural community organisations and public health campaigners to deliver a program aimed at decreasing… Read More
Researching Twins

Researching Twins to Better Understand Memory Decline

27 July 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au As people age, they often worry about declining memory and other cognitive abilities.  Many of them will see a doctor, who may do some tests to find out that they are functioning normally.  This is generally referred to as subjective… Read More
CHeBA Partners with UQ and Aged Care Provider to Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline

CHeBA Partners with UQ and Aged Care Provider to Reduce Risk of Cognitive Decline

25 May 2023

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Social health expert and Clinical Psychologist at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Dr Suraj Samtani, has been awarded a Post-doctoral Fellowship to test whether enhancing social cognitive skills can slow the rate of… Read More
Social Interaction for Cognitive Longevity

Social Interaction Reduces Dementia Risk and Increases Longevity: Study

28 April 2023

Having good social connections is linked to better brain health and a longer life. Spending time with loved ones can have significant health benefits as we age, according to a new meta-analysis study from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney. The… Read More