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COSMIC Findings Identify Different Rates of Cognitive Decline Internationally and First Demographic-Specific Risks
COSMIC Findings Identify Different Rates of Cognitive Decline Internationally and First Demographic-Specific Risks

COSMIC Findings Identify Different Rates of Cognitive Decline Internationally and First Demographic-Specific Risks

22 March 2017

An international research consortium led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney, has released its first findings into universal and demographic-specific risk factors for age-related cognitive decline. The study showed different rates of decline across twelve… Read More
Apathy review highlights directions for future Alzheimer’s research
Apathy review highlights directions for future Alzheimer’s research

Apathy review highlights directions for future Alzheimer’s research

21 March 2017

A review of the latest research into apathy, common in neurocognitive disorders including mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease, was recently published by the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART)… Read More
Objective measures provide best predictor for progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia
Objective measures provide best predictor for progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia

Objective measures provide best predictor for progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia

21 March 2017

Objective cognitive impairment measures provide the best predictor for progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia, according to a study by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney. The findings were published in The American Journal of… Read More
Sydney Memory & Ageing Study identifies core risk factors for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and mortality in late life
Sydney Memory & Ageing Study identifies core risk factors for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and mortality in late life

Sydney Memory & Ageing Study identifies core risk factors for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and mortality in late life

21 March 2017

A core group of late-life risk factors have been identified for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia and mortality by researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors… Read More
NNIDR Lecture Tour with Professor Henry Brodaty
NNIDR Lecture Tour with Professor Henry Brodaty

NNIDR Lecture Tour with Professor Henry Brodaty

20 March 2017

The NHMRC National Institute of Dementia Research (NNIDR) launched their national public lecture tour at the Art Gallery of NSW on Wednesday 15 March, featuring two of the world’s leading names in dementia research – CEO and President of Alzheimer’s Association USA, Harry Johns… Read More
Lipidomics Review Highlights Innovative Direction for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers
Lipidomics Review Highlights Innovative Direction for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers

Lipidomics Review Highlights Innovative Direction for Alzheimer’s Biomarkers

16 March 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au A literature review of lipid changes affecting the brain during Alzheimer’s disease (AD) published by researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Sydney highlights the innovative potential of lipid studies for… Read More
500 Keen to Kick Start Healthy Ageing
500 Keen to Kick Start Healthy Ageing

500 Keen to Kick Start Healthy Ageing

4 January 2017

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Close to 500 seniors registered for this year’s positive ageing forum at The Juniors in Kingsford on 9 November 2016.  The forum, ‘Kick Start Healthy Ageing’, was a joint project of the Aged Care Psychiatry Service, Eastern Suburbs Mental… Read More
$60k from Inaugural Property Industry Wipeout Dementia
$60k from Inaugural Property Industry Wipeout Dementia

$60k from Inaugural Property Industry Wipeout Dementia

2 December 2016

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Senior executives from Sydney's property industry, led by Ambassadors Richard Grellman AM and 1978 World Surfing Champion Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew AM, hit Bondi Beach last Friday, 25 November to raise awareness about dementia risk… Read More
Twin study helps unravel genetic blueprint of the human brain
Twin study helps unravel genetic blueprint of the human brain

Twin study helps unravel genetic blueprint of the human brain

7 September 2016

An international study of twins aged 65 and older led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Medicine has unlocked important clues about how genes influence the development of key grey matter structures, paying the way for a genetic blueprint of the human brain.  … Read More
City 2 Surf 2016
City 2 Surf 2016

City 2 Surf 2016

16 August 2016

The challenging City2Surf fun run is a highlight of the year for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) with many people keen to promote the healthy brain ageing message. This was a significant year at the start-line for Team CHeBA, with new recruits Sarah and Rob Holmes… Read More
Pomegranate diet improves brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease
Pomegranate diet improves brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease

Pomegranate diet improves brain function in mice with Alzheimer's disease

15 August 2016

A diet rich in pomegranates had significant positive impacts for the brain health of mice with Alzheimer’s disease, an international research team led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW found. The innovative study, published in the journal Oncotarget,… Read More
CHeBA researchers identify genetic heritability of white matter hyperintensities
CHeBA researchers identify genetic heritability of white matter hyperintensities

CHeBA researchers identify genetic heritability of white matter hyperintensities

30 June 2016

Research led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) has identified genetic patterns associated with white matter hyperintensities (WMH), or signal changes in the brain’s white matter, which are markers of small vessel disease in the brain. The study which analysed T2-… Read More
Neuroimaging Insights Into Bipolar Disorder
Associate Professor Wei Wen

Neuroimaging Insights Into Bipolar Disorder

15 June 2016

School of Psychiatry researchers have used neuroimaging to study white matter integrity in patients with bipolar disorder (BD).  The findings, obtained using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) were published recently in Psychological Medicine.  The collaborative study brought… Read More
Wipeout Dementia 2016 exceeds fundraising target
Wipeout Dementia 2016 exceeds fundraising target

Wipeout Dementia 2016 exceeds fundraising target

30 May 2016

Twenty of Sydney’s corporate surfers, led by Ambassador Richard Grellman AM, combined forces to raise awareness around the modifiable lifestyle factors for improving brain health, as part of the third Wipeout Dementia campaign.  The gruelling four-week strength for surfing… Read More
No link between alcohol consumption and dementia risk among 70-90 year olds
No link between alcohol consumption and dementia risk among 70-90 year olds

No link between alcohol consumption and dementia risk among 70-90 year olds

13 May 2016

Researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW found no evidence for alcohol consumption being associated with dementia risk amongst 70-90 year olds regardless of APOE ε4 carrier status, a known risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, in a recent study. The… Read More