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Richard Grellman AM Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Richard Grellman AM Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Richard Grellman AM Awarded Honorary Doctorate

6 May 2019

Pictured L-R: Scientia Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, Richard Grellman AM & Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO. HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Richard Grellman AM has been awarded the University’s highest honour in recognition of his eminent services to both the… Read More
Professor Brodaty Keynote Speaker at the Australia/China Dementia Forum
Professor Brodaty Keynote Speaker at the Australia/China Dementia Forum

Professor Brodaty Keynote Speaker at the Australia/China Dementia Forum

2 May 2019

CHeBA’s Co-Director, Professor Henry Brodaty, was the international keynote speaker at the Australia/China Dementia Forum held at the Shanghai International Medical Centre on Thursday, 25th April 2019.  The forum was attended by doctors, nurses, academics and government… Read More
Review Highlights Need to Identify and Treat Pseudodementia
Review Highlights Need to Identify and Treat Pseudodementia

Review Highlights Need to Identify and Treat Pseudodementia

23 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A systematic review by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration at UNSW Sydney has highlighted the significant burden of pseudodementia, which can have a similar effect… Read More
Improved Clinical Criteria for Diagnosing Vascular Cognitive Disorders
Improved Clinical Criteria for Diagnosing Vascular Cognitive Disorders

Improved Clinical Criteria for Diagnosing Vascular Cognitive Disorders

23 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have investigated how certain criteria for identifying cases of vascular cognitive disorders compare, as well as how well they predict a change from mild impairment to… Read More
Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity
Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity

Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Health is Not Necessarily Linked to Exceptional Longevity

10 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Studies of exceptionally long-lived individuals have shown that one of the key factors to exceptional longevity is better cardiovascular health. In order to investigate this finding within Australia, researchers at the Centre for Healthy… Read More
Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan
Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan

Lipidome Study Shows Link to Longer Lifespan

8 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers in the Brain & Ageing Laboratory at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have discovered that low levels of blood lipids in people over 95 years of age could signify a unique lipid profile that may be… Read More
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour

NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Tour

3 April 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Pictured L to R: Professor Ralph Martins, Dr Vincent Mor and Professor Henry Brodaty AO. The NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) held the Sydney component of their National Public Lecture Tour at NeuRA in Sydney on… Read More
Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life
Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life

Dietary Patterns Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life

11 February 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A collaboration between researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the Nutrition and Dietetics Group at the University of Sydney has published a review… Read More
International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts
International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts

International Study Examines Genetic & Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Infarcts

29 January 2019

KATE CROSBIE & HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au An international research team including brain scientists and genetic researchers from UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), has discovered two common genetic variants that link blood pressure with brain… Read More
Funding for Evidence Base for Vietnam’s National Dementia Plan
Funding for Evidence Base for Vietnam’s National Dementia Plan

Funding for Evidence Base for Vietnam’s National Dementia Plan

29 January 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Director of the UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing Professor Henry Brodaty, along with a team of international researchers and clinicians, have been awarded $850,705 to contribute to the development of Vietnam’s first… Read More
Genetic Variants Linked to Exceptional Longevity
Genetic Variants Linked to Exceptional Longevity

Genetic Variants Linked to Exceptional Longevity

29 January 2019

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Five variants in the genetic code were identified as significant for exceptional longevity in a recent study by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney.   The study, published in the journal Mechanisms… Read More
Use of Multiple Markers Recommended to Better Estimate Burden of Cerebrovascular Disease
Use of Multiple Markers Recommended to Better Estimate Burden of Cerebrovascular Disease

Use of Multiple Markers Recommended to Better Estimate Burden of Cerebrovascular Disease

23 January 2019

KATE CROSBIE & HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A systematic review by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney found that only a small range of markers are used to identify cerebrovascular disease (CVD) burden. The study published… Read More
Cerebral Microbleeds Impair Executive Function and Visuospatial Ability
Cerebral Microbleeds Impair Executive Function and Visuospatial Ability

Cerebral Microbleeds Impair Executive Function and Visuospatial Ability

23 January 2019

KATE CROSBIE & HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Cerebral microbleeds (CMB) are associated with impairments in executive function and visuospatial ability in older Australians, according to findings from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. The… Read More
CHeBA Granted $649,205 to Address Vascular Dementia
CHeBA Granted $649,205 to Address Vascular Dementia

CHeBA Granted $649,205 to Address Vascular Dementia

18 December 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A $649,205 grant from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been awarded to the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) to support CHeBA’s Stroke and Cognition Consortium (STROKOG). The Australian group, led by… Read More
Visual Memory Tests Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Visual Memory Tests Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Visual Memory Tests Identify Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

17 December 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Research outcomes from an international consortium led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, have indicated that elderly people with suspected Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) should be tested with both verbal and… Read More