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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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.
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