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Specialist Dementia Care for Severe Behaviours
Specialist Dementia Care for Severe Behaviours

Specialist Dementia Care for Severe Behaviours

17 June 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A research collaboration between the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney and The Dementia Centre, HammondCare, has retrospectively reviewed the effectiveness of Special Dementia Care Programmes, for people with very severe… Read More
Association Between Plasma Lipids and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Association Between Plasma Lipids and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Association Between Plasma Lipids and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

7 June 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Latest research from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has uncovered new insight into the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, published in Translational Psychiatry, examined differences between… Read More
International Experts Advise on Standard Assessment for Diagnosing Dementia
International Experts Advise on Standard Assessment for Diagnosing Dementia

International Experts Advise on Standard Assessment for Diagnosing Dementia

20 May 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Internationally renowned experts in dementia and cognitive assessment, including researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), have provided expert opinion on the development of a standard set of… Read More
Funding Success - World Class Research Project Grants
Funding Success - World Class Research Project Grants

Funding Success - World Class Research Project Grants

21 April 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Professor of Nursing at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Professor Lynn Chenoweth, has been awarded $536,000 as one of five World Class Research Project Grants by the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC… Read More
Dementia Prevention Action Plan Needed Now
Dementia Prevention Action Plan Needed Now

Dementia Prevention Action Plan Needed Now

15 March 2021

The Medical Journal of Australia Dementia prevention needs to be Australia’s next public health area of focus, as the nation heads towards a projected number of one million people with dementia by 2056, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical… Read More
Funding Success in Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grants
Funding Success in Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grants

Funding Success in Dementia Australia Research Foundation Grants

9 March 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist Dr Suraj Samtani, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Simone Reppermund, are both recipients of the highly competitive Dementia Australia Research Foundation grants. Dr Suraj Samtani - who… Read More
Happiness of Centenarians a Severely Neglected Area of Research
Happiness of Centenarians a Severely Neglected Area of Research

Happiness of Centenarians a Severely Neglected Area of Research

8 March 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A systematic review by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has highlighted the need for clearer definitions of ‘happiness’, ‘life satisfaction’ and ‘positive affect’ in centenarians. This is the first… Read More
Increasing Glutathione Levels Lowers Alzheimer’s Pathology and Improves Cognitive Decline
Increasing Glutathione Levels Lowers Alzheimer’s Pathology and Improves Cognitive Decline

Increasing Glutathione Levels Lowers Alzheimer’s Pathology and Improves Cognitive Decline

17 February 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Australian researchers have shown that a dietary supplement that increases the levels of a powerful antioxidant in the brain may represent a novel strategy for the treatment and/or prevention of cognitive impairment and debilitating… Read More
 Improving Social Health for People Living with Dementia
Improving Social Health for People Living with Dementia

Improving Social Health for People Living with Dementia

10 February 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have pinpointed mechanisms to reduce loneliness and improve social participation and belonging for people with dementia.  Social connection is a basic human need and… Read More
 Funding Success to Develop iSupport Program in Australia and Greater China
Funding Success to Develop iSupport Program in Australia and Greater China

Funding Success to Develop iSupport Program in Australia and Greater China

3 February 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Professor Henry Brodaty, along with a team of national and international researchers, have been the successful recipients of a $400,000 award to strengthen professional… Read More
Self-Reported Hearing Loss Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
Self-Reported Hearing Loss Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

Self-Reported Hearing Loss Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

2 February 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A six-year study of older Australians in CHeBA’s Sydney Memory and Ageing Study has uncovered an Australian-first association between the impact of hearing loss on cognitive abilities and increased risk for dementia. In Australia,… Read More
Can Fluid-Filled Spaces in the Brain Predict Dementia?
Can Fluid-Filled Spaces in the Brain Predict Dementia?

Can Fluid-Filled Spaces in the Brain Predict Dementia?

28 January 2021

People with enlarged fluid-filled spaces in the brain around small blood vessels may be more likely to develop dementia than people whose perivascular spaces are smaller, according to a new study published in Neurology®. Perivascular spaces are involved in clearing waste and… Read More
Effect of COVID-19 Greatest on People Living with Dementia
Effect of COVID-19 Greatest on People Living with Dementia

Effect of COVID-19 Greatest on People Living with Dementia

7 January 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au  The COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in a unique way. Not only does evidence suggest that people with dementia are more likely to contract COVID-19 than people without dementia,… Read More
Changes to Hippocampus Key in Alzheimer’s Disease
Changes to Hippocampus Key in Alzheimer’s Disease

Changes to Hippocampus Key in Alzheimer’s Disease

6 January 2021

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research led by the Neuroimaging Group at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has found that specific subregions within the hippocampus may be key in understanding Alzheimer’s disease. The hippocampus is one of the… Read More
Sex-Specific Risk Factor Management Strategies May Reduce Cerebral Small Vessel Disease
Sex-Specific Risk Factor Management Strategies May Reduce Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

Sex-Specific Risk Factor Management Strategies May Reduce Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

14 December 2020

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Software developed by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney has enabled an investigation into the relationship between sex differences and cerebral small vessel disease. The research, published in… Read More