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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
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