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Better Brain. Better Life
Better Brain. Better Life

Better Brain. Better Life

1 September 2015

CHeBA’s Better Brain. Better Life public forum was, for the first time, taken to Western Sydney at an event generously hosted by Mounties on 19 August 2015. The Better Brain. Better Life forums, made available to the community by Platinum Sponsor Genworth, are a series of public… Read More
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

31 August 2015

The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $300,000 philanthropic grant over three years to investigate risk and protective factors for dementia. VFFF’s contribution will go towards the salary of a post-doctoral researcher… Read More
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

31 August 2015

The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $300,000 philanthropic grant over three years to investigate risk and protective factors for dementia. VFFF’s contribution will go towards the salary of a post-doctoral researcher… Read More
$20,000, a dislocated houlder and half a dozen PBs!
$20,000, a dislocated houlder and half a dozen PBs!

$20,000, a dislocated houlder and half a dozen PBs!

12 August 2015

The unforgiving 14km terrain of the City 2 Surf is a highlight of the year for CHeBA with so many people showcasing their incredible spirit and drive to support and promote the healthy brain ageing message. This was a significant and emotional year at the startline for Team… Read More
Researching Link Between Inflammation and Age-related Brain Disease
Researching Link Between Inflammation and Age-related Brain Disease

Researching Link Between Inflammation and Age-related Brain Disease

12 August 2015

Inflammation is the body's natural, protective response and is usually indicated by pain, heat, redness, swelling and loss of function.  While inflammation is essential for the body's healing process, an excessive inflammatory response damages cells and has been linked to a… Read More
$6.467 Million NHMRC Grant to CHeBA
$6.467 Million NHMRC Grant to CHeBA

$6.467 Million NHMRC Grant to CHeBA

10 August 2015

Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) researchers received close to $6.5 million in grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Announced by Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley, this grant will allow a team of researchers to collaborate on dementia… Read More
Sachdev Foundation funding provides insight into brain ageing
Sachdev Foundation funding provides insight into brain ageing

Sachdev Foundation funding provides insight into brain ageing

13 July 2015

Researchers at CHeBA are investigating the role of apolipoproteins in normal and pathological brain ageing, such as Alzheimer’s disease, with the assistance of a philanthropic research grant from the Sachdev Foundation. The Sachdev Foundation last year awarded $40,000 for the… Read More
Wipeout Dementia for CHeBA
Wipeout Dementia for CHeBA

Wipeout Dementia for CHeBA

25 May 2015

Prime Minister Tony Abbott was an enthusiastic participant in the inaugural Wipeout Dementia Surf Off at Queenscliff on Saturday 23 May 2015, raising almost $100,000 for The Dementia Momentum initiative at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). "Research is incredibly… Read More
CHeBA Champions set their sights high in 2015
CHeBA Champions set their sights high in 2015

CHeBA Champions set their sights high in 2015

9 April 2015

CHeBA Champions Hailey Maxwell and Warren King are taking their Fitness Ambassador roles seriously and have set an impressive standard in their efforts to raise funds for The Dementia Momentum initiative in 2015. Hailey Maxwell, currently training for the North Face 100 on 15-17… Read More
Computerised neuropsychological assessment devices need improvement
Computerised neuropsychological assessment devices need improvement

Computerised neuropsychological assessment devices need improvement

9 April 2015

Researchers have found that computerised neuropsychological assessment devices (CNADs) need to improve in order to reach the same level of reliability as traditional pen and paper assessments. Dr Nicola Gates and Dr Nicole Kochan, clinical neuropsychologists and researchers from… Read More
CHeBA awarded NHMRC program grant to study risk, diagnosis and interventions for neurocognitive disorders
CHeBA awarded NHMRC program grant to study risk, diagnosis and interventions for neurocognitive disorders

CHeBA awarded NHMRC program grant to study risk, diagnosis and interventions for neurocognitive disorders

9 April 2015

The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) was successful in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).  In March 2015, the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, announced that CHeBA will receive an NHMRC program grant worth… Read More
Increasing momentum in big data research for dementia prevention
Increasing momentum in big data research for dementia prevention

Increasing momentum in big data research for dementia prevention

23 March 2015

One of the biggest global public health challenges in human history is that of dementia.  The idea that we can defeat dementia is gripping the entire world, and the answer may be in big data research led by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at the University of New… Read More
CHeBA Better Brain. Better Life Forum at Rockdale
CHeBA Better Brain. Better Life Forum at Rockdale

CHeBA Better Brain. Better Life Forum at Rockdale

11 March 2015

A Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) Better Brain. Better Life forum kicked off the events for Seniors’ Month at Rockdale City Council on 4 March 2015.  The Better Brain. Better Life forums, sponsored by Genworth, are a series of public forums with talks by leading experts… Read More
Dr Julia Muenchhoff Awarded Rebecca L. Cooper Foundation Medical Research Grant
Dr Julia Muenchhoff Awarded Rebecca L. Cooper Foundation Medical Research Grant

Dr Julia Muenchhoff Awarded Rebecca L. Cooper Foundation Medical Research Grant

10 February 2015

Dr Julia Muenchhoff, post-doctoral research fellow in the Proteomics group at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), has been awarded a Rebecca L. Cooper Foundation Medical Research Grant of $21,000 for her project Apolipoprotein levels and post-translational modifications… Read More
World Dementia Council Issues Risk Reduction Statement
World Dementia Council Issues Risk Reduction Statement

World Dementia Council Issues Risk Reduction Statement

10 February 2015

The World Dementia Council (WDC) has made dementia risk reduction 1 of their 5 priority areas of work.  On 29 January, the WDC issued a statement calling upon governments to adopt a risk reduction approach in public health policies and campaigns, and to increase investment for… Read More