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Professor Henry Brodaty appointed President of the International Psychogeriatric Association
Professor Henry Brodaty appointed President of the International Psychogeriatric Association

Professor Henry Brodaty appointed President of the International Psychogeriatric Association

10 October 2013

Global population ageing with the associated increase in age-related mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and dementia pose a significant challenge worldwide. The International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) is the only interdisciplinary and international organisation… Read More
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing and Tapestry Announce Partnership to Promote Positive Ageing
Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing and Tapestry Announce Partnership to Promote Positive Ageing

Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing and Tapestry Announce Partnership to Promote Positive Ageing

15 August 2013

The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW and Tapestry Pty Ltd have announced they have joined forces to tackle the issues of an ageing population and promote positive ageing.   Research indicates that various forms of social engagement play an important role in… Read More
Reducing dementia drug risk
Reducing dementia drug risk

Reducing dementia drug risk

26 June 2013

The over-prescription of antipsychotic medication to people with dementia in care will be targeted in a new million-dollar research project led by UNSW researchers. Headed up by UNSW Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty, the project will receive Federal Government funding under its… Read More
Your long life plan - Weight Watchers Magazine
Your long life plan - Weight Watchers Magazine

Your long life plan - Weight Watchers Magazine

15 May 2013

Dr Charlene Levitan, Project Leader of CHeBA's Sydney Centenarian Study, is interviewed by Weight Watchers magazine on living a long and healthy life. 
Mapping the human brain
Mapping the human brain

Mapping the human brain

9 May 2013

Two UNSW researchers are among 11 world experts to address the US Congress this week as part of President Barack Obama’s initiative to map the human brain. Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo, who is a senior lecturer at UNSW, and stem cell researcher Associate Professor Kuldip Sidhu have… Read More
UNSW's Top Researchers 'Speed Date' with Teachers
UNSW's Top Researchers 'Speed Date' with Teachers

UNSW's Top Researchers 'Speed Date' with Teachers

29 April 2013

Here’s something you don’t get to do every day! Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) recently organised a ‘speed dating’ event for teachers attending the NSW Science Teachers Association’s  Biology Subject Day, held at UNSW. With over 100 teachers in attendance,… Read More
10 Year Strategy for Public Health in Australia
10 Year Strategy for Public Health in Australia

10 Year Strategy for Public Health in Australia

8 April 2013

Minister Plibersek released the eagerly awaited final report of the McKeon Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research Australia on 5thApril 2013 (http://www.mckeonreview.org.au/). The Review presents 21 recommendations for improving health and medical research (HMR) in… Read More
Corbett calls for focus on dementia
Corbett calls for focus on dementia

Corbett calls for focus on dementia

3 April 2013

Roger Corbett AO is Chairman of the CHeBA Advisory Committee. "It [Alzheimer's] will be one of the big burdens on Western civilisation," said Mr Corbett, who chairs the CHeBA Advisory Committee and is also a chairman of Fairfax Media, the publisher of The Australian Financial… Read More
Cognitive decline ‘reversed’ in one in four people
Cognitive decline ‘reversed’ in one in four people

Cognitive decline ‘reversed’ in one in four people

28 March 2013

One in four elderly people with mild cognitive impairment – a precursor to dementia – naturally ‘reverts’ to normal cognition, research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) shows. The findings challenge a popular belief that older people with mild cognitive problems… Read More
CHeBA News: Predicting Mild Cognitive Impairment
CHeBA News: Predicting Mild Cognitive Impairment

Predicting Mild Cognitive Impairment

25 February 2013

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Such everyday tasks that make significant demands on the brain are called instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs).  Most healthy people do these tasks effortlessly and without thinking.  Some older people begin to have… Read More
CHeBA News: National Push to Prevent Dementia
CHeBA News: National Push to Prevent Dementia

National Push to Prevent Dementia

11 February 2013

The brain is a dynamic organ running off nutrients and energy.  It runs most effectively when the nutrient mix contains the right mix of sugar, fat and insulin, just like our heart and muscles.  There is more and more scientific evidence showing that if the balance of nutrients… Read More
CHeBA News: Announcement of CHeBA Advisory Committee
CHeBA News: Announcement of CHeBA Advisory Committee

Announcement of CHeBA Advisory Committee

5 December 2012

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The new members are Roger Campbell Corbett AO, director of Fairfax Media, Reserve Bank of Australia and Walmart; John Gray, partner at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers; Richard Grellman AM, chairman of a number of organisations including WHK Ltd and… Read More
CheBA News: Dr Nady Braidy - A Rising Star at CHeBA
CheBA News: Dr Nady Braidy - A Rising Star at CHeBA

Dr Nady Braidy - A Rising Star at CHeBA

28 November 2012

Dr Nady Braidy has been awarded the Dean's Rising Star Award for “significant contributions to research” at the Dean’s Awards on 28 November.  Dr Braidy is a junior post-doctoral fellow in the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHEBA) collaborating with A/Prof Guillemin at SOMS… Read More
CHeBA News: 300 Centenarians for CHeBA Study
CHeBA News: 300 Centenarians for CHeBA Study

300 Centenarians for CHeBA Study

12 November 2012

In 2009, Scientia Professor, Perminder Sachdev, and Project Leader, Dr Charlene Levitan, set the lofty goal of acquiring 300 people aged 95 and above to participate in the Sydney Centenarian Study.  They are now proud to announce that the Sydney Centenarian Study has achieved… Read More
CHeBA News: Neurology Today Discussing CHeBA Research
CHeBA News: Neurology Today Discussing CHeBA Research

Neurology Today Discussing CHeBA Research

1 September 2012

This article covers some of CHeBA's latest research. Experts discuss the clinical importance of three new papers that support the theory that early white matter injury may be a preclinical marker for age-related cognitive decline and for Alzheimer's disease. Read the article: … Read More