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Investigating Vascular Risk Factors to Prevent Dementia
Investigating Vascular Risk Factors to Prevent Dementia

Investigating Vascular Risk Factors to Prevent Dementia

23 October 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Dr Matt Paradise is the 2018 recipient of the Josh Woolfson Memorial Scholarship which supports research looking at modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease to identify and target at-risk groups and individuals and develop… Read More
International Experts in Centenarian Studies Convene in Sydney | CHeBA
International Experts in Centenarian Studies Convene in Sydney | CHeBA

International Experts in Centenarian Studies Convene in Sydney | CHeBA

26 September 2018

DR KAREN MATHER | karen.mather@unsw.edu.au HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Over the 5th and 6th September, UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), hosted the International Centenarian Consortium Annual 2018 Conference at the Hydro Majestic in Sydney’s… Read More
Enduring Support from Colliers International Residential
Enduring Support from Colliers International Residential

Enduring Support from Colliers International Residential

26 September 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Colliers International Residential has raised over $70,000 for the Wipeout Dementia campaign led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney at their annual Residential Developer’s charity event held on Friday, 7 September… Read More
World Alzheimer's Day - Doctor Diagnoses Her Own Dementia
World Alzheimer's Day - Doctor Diagnoses Her Own Dementia

World Alzheimer's Day - Doctor Diagnoses Her Own Dementia

21 September 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Today is World Alzheimer’s Day.  With a person somewhere in the world developing dementia every 3 seconds, CHeBA’s Co-Directors Professor Perminder Sachdev and Professor Henry Brodaty encourage everyone to assist in the global effort to… Read More
The Rise of the Supercentenarian
The Rise of the Supercentenarian

The Rise of the Supercentenarian

3 September 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au There are more centenarians – people who live beyond 100 years of age – than ever before.  Up until 1990, the world was to home to only 100,000 centenarians, which increased to nearly half a million by 2015.  A global fascination in… Read More
AAIC Conference Showcases Latest CHeBA Research
AAIC Conference Showcases Latest CHeBA Research

AAIC Conference Showcases Latest CHeBA Research

9 August 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A world first study defining the global prevalence of dementia in people aged 95-110, led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney was reported at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago on… Read More
Launch of Australian Dementia Network (ADNet)
Launch of Australian Dementia Network (ADNet)

Launch of Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT)

3 July 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Co-Directors of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, Professors Perminder Sachdev and Henry Brodaty are pleased to announce their involvement in an Australian Dementia Network (ADNet) that was recently launched to… Read More
Wipeout Dementia’s 7th Round Raises $86,000
Wipeout Dementia’s 7th Round Raises $86,000

Wipeout Dementia’s 7th Round Raises $86,000

28 May 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A group of Sydney’s senior executives, which included Warringah Federal Liberal MP Tony Abbott, competed in ‘Wipeout Dementia’ at Queenscliff beach on Saturday to raise funds for research at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA),… Read More
Fully Automated Software to Detect White Matter Lesions
Fully Automated Software to Detect White Matter Lesions

Fully Automated Software to Detect White Matter Lesions

14 May 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney have developed an innovative piece of software which will promote research in cerebral small vessel disease and assist in the early identification of those at… Read More
The Renji UNSW CHeBA Neurocognitive Centre (RUCNC)
The Renji UNSW CHeBA Neurocognitive Centre (RUCNC)

The Renji UNSW CHeBA Neurocognitive Centre (RUCNC)

1 May 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au On April 4, 2018, the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Medicine, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Renji Hospital, Shanghai to establish the Renji UNSW CHeBA Neurocognitive Centre (RUCNC).  The Renji Hospital,… Read More
Research Highlights Importance of Post-Hospital Care for Nursing Home Residents
Research Highlights Importance of Post-Hospital Care for Nursing Home Residents

Research Highlights Importance of Post-Hospital Care for Nursing Home Residents

10 April 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A collaborative study between researchers at the Department of Aged Care, St George Hospital, Calvary Health Care and UNSW Medicine’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has developed an intervention for nursing home residents… Read More
Quantum Leap in Research Investment Needed to Meet Dementia Challenges
Quantum Leap in Research Investment Needed to Meet Dementia Challenges

Quantum Leap in Research Investment Needed to Meet Dementia Challenges

29 March 2018

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au (Pictured L-R: Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, John Teer, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Professor Henry Brodaty AO, Richard Grellman AM) How can we confront dementia, the greatest public health challenge in Australia?  Understanding modifiable risk… Read More
 Brain Activity at Rest Provides Clue to Intelligence
Brain Activity at Rest Provides Clue to Intelligence

Brain Activity at Rest Provides Clue to Intelligence

9 March 2018

The level of activity in the resting brain has a direct link to the ability to do well on cognitive tests, according to new research from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW Sydney. The ability of an adult to learn and to perform cognitive tests is directly linked to… Read More
‘Gold standard’ measure for ageing
‘Gold standard’ measure for ageing

‘Gold Standard’ Measure for Ageing

12 February 2018

A collaborative study between researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre has developed a world-first, improved method to measure a coenzyme found in all living cells across biological samples, including brain cells and… Read More
Brain Imaging Study Reveals Turning Point in Age-Related Sulcal Changes
Brain Imaging Study Reveals Turning Point in Age-Related Sulcal Changes

Brain Imaging Study Reveals Turning Point in Age-Related Sulcal Changes

12 December 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW - in collaboration with international researchers from Beihang University, Capital Medical University Beijing and the University of Sydney - have identified significant,… Read More