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$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
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