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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