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Researchers harness international centenarian data to improve dementia insights
Researchers harness international centenarian data to improve dementia insights

Researchers harness international centenarian data to improve dementia insights

2 May 2016

Researchers are applying standardised criteria to international studies of centenarians to better understand the prevalence and incidence of rates of dementia in this group, as well as risk and protective factors for dementia and healthy brain ageing across the lifespan.  The… Read More

Investigating plasma levels as a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

18 April 2016

A Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) paper published in Current Alzheimer Research presents the first detailed study of the relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides (Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42), brain volumetrics (measures studying the size of brain, which… Read More
Genome-wide significant results identified in blood protein levels
Genome-wide significant results identified in blood protein levels

Genome-wide significant results identified in blood protein levels

4 April 2016

Researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW Australia have undertaken the largest study of its kind to better understand the contribution of genetics to blood apolipoprotein H levels.  The study, published today in Nature Scientific Reports, identified… Read More
Reaction time test predicts risk of dementia
Reaction time test predicts risk of dementia

Reaction Time Test Predicts Risk of Dementia

4 April 2016

Researchers from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have found that older adults’ performance on reaction time tasks indicated their likelihood of developing dementia within the next four years. The study tested 861 community living 70-90 year-olds from CHeBA’s… Read More
The Dementia Momentum One Year Anniversary
The Dementia Momentum One Year Anniversary

The Dementia Momentum One Year Anniversary

29 March 2016

The Dementia Momentum reached its first anniversary on 25 March 2016 and celebrated with KPMG Sydney hosting a second corporate cocktail event on 25 February to launch the Wipeout Dementia video.  Partner John Teer delivered a heart-warming speech on behalf of KPMG and confirmed… Read More
Implications of COSMIC Findings Discussed in Neurology
Implications of COSMIC Findings Discussed in Neurology

Implications of COSMIC Findings Discussed in Neurology

24 March 2016

CHeBA’s findings on the use of standardised criteria to establish more reliable global estimates of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) could have significant implications for future trials aiming to slow disease progression and screening tests, according to a recent news article… Read More
IPH Limited Join The Dementia Momentum as Silver Members
IPH Limited Join The Dementia Momentum as Silver Members

IPH Limited Join The Dementia Momentum as Silver Members

24 March 2016

IPH Limited became Silver Members of The Dementia Momentum in January 2016 by donating $25,000 to support CHeBA’s research into identifying risk and protective factors to reduce dementia incidence. IPH Limited Managing Director David Griffith and his wife Penny supported CHeBA’s… Read More
Top researchers advocate united actions to fight Alzheimer's disease
Top researchers advocate united actions to fight Alzheimer's disease

Top researchers advocate united actions to fight Alzheimer's disease

16 March 2016

Co-Director of CHeBA (Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing) at UNSW Australia, Professor Henry Brodaty, has joined more than 30 leading international experts to drive increased collaboration in research to defeat Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  The comprehensive 78-page… Read More
Gold Star for CHeBA’s apolipoprotein research
Gold Star for CHeBA’s apolipoprotein research

Gold Star for CHeBA’s apolipoprotein research

10 December 2015

Researchers at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have been awarded a $40,000 UNSW Goldstar Award for research into the structure and function of apolipoproteins which affect brain ageing. CHeBA Co-Director Professor Perminder Sachdev will lead the research team which… Read More
Premier Mike Baird Surfs Wipeout Dementia
Premier Mike Baird Surfs Wipeout Dementia

Premier Mike Baird Surfs Wipeout Dementia

27 November 2015

Senior executives from corporate Australia have spent the last four Saturdays surfing alongside Ambassador Richard Grellman AM, to raise funds for research and increase awareness of modifiable lifestyle factors for improving brain health, as part of Wipeout Dementia. Today, the… Read More
Sydney Corporates Support The Dementia Momentum at ARIA Restaurant Sydney
Sydney Corporates Support The Dementia Momentum at ARIA Restaurant Sydney

Sydney Corporates Support The Dementia Momentum at ARIA Restaurant Sydney

19 November 2015

At a time when Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have reached epidemic proportions, some of Sydney’s leading business professionals came together at a lunch generously hosted by ARIA Restaurant Sydney on Friday, 6 November to support The Dementia Momentum initiative at… Read More
Dr Karen Mather – A Rising Star at CHeBA
Dr Karen Mather – A Rising Star at CHeBA

Dr Karen Mather – A Rising Star at CHeBA

19 November 2015

Dr Karen Mather has been awarded the Dean's Rising Star Award for “significant contributions to research” at the UNSW Medicine Dean’s Awards on 18 November 2015.    Dr Mather is the leader of the Genetics & Genomics group at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)… Read More
First findings from COSMIC collaboration published in PLOS ONE
First findings from COSMIC collaboration published in PLOS ONE

First findings from COSMIC collaboration published in PLOS ONE

12 November 2015

Lack of uniform criteria for diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has resulted in a wide range of unreliable estimates for global prevalence of the disease, with significant implications for health policy and planning. By applying standardised criteria to international… Read More
CHeBA awarded $2.6m in international partnership
CHeBA awarded $2.6m in international partnership

CHeBA awarded $2.6m in international partnership

9 November 2015

Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) researchers received $2.6 million in grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council as part of an international collaboration to identify the genes involved in dementia. Announced today by Federal Minister for Health… Read More
Date palm fruit diet improves memory, learning and reduces beta amyloid protein levels in mice with Alzheimer’s disease
Date palm fruit diet improves memory, learning and reduces beta amyloid protein levels in mice with Alzheimer’s disease

Date palm fruit diet improves memory, learning and reduces beta amyloid protein levels in mice with Alzheimer’s disease

1 September 2015

Researchers found that a diet rich in date palm fruit improved memory, learning and coordinated-motor movement, and reduced anxiety and amyloid beta levels in mice with a precursor for Alzheimer’s disease. An international research team from Oman and Australia, including CHeBA… Read More