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Dr Karen Mather receives Yulgilbar Foundation post-doctoral excellence award
Dr Karen Mather receives Yulgilbar Foundation post-doctoral excellence award

Dr Karen Mather receives Yulgilbar Foundation post-doctoral excellence award

Leader of CHeBA's Genetics and Genomics group, researcher Dr Karen Mather, has received a $20,000 post-doctoral excellence award from the Yulgilbar Foundation, as part of a $10 million philanthropic initiative to find a cure Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Mather’s research project… Read More
Call to recognise economic contribution of seniors
Call to recognise economic contribution of seniors

Call to recognise economic contribution of seniors

A leading researcher on ageing and dementia has called for better recognition of the contribution that older Australians make to society and more opportunities for intergenerational collaboration to help combat ageism. In a talk to the Australian Human Rights Commission on… Read More

Dick Smith distributes part of $1M to charity

Millionaire philanthropist Dick Smith has given away the first half million dollars to charity in his million dollar 2014 Charity Breakthrough pledge. As part of the Dick Smith Foods Foundation initiative to donate $1 million to charity in 2014, with the supporters of Dick… Read More
Team CHeBA Promotes Positive Ageing - City 2 Surf 2014
Team CHeBA Promotes Positive Ageing - City 2 Surf 2014

Team CHeBA Promotes Positive Ageing - City 2 Surf 2014

Team CHeBA proudly promoted positive ageing in the 2014 City 2 Surf with team members in their 60s, 70s and 80s.  58 people challenged themselves to the hilly and scenic course for CHeBA, helping Co-Directors Professors Perminder Sachdev and Henry Brodaty in their quest to… Read More
CHeBA Study Participant Writes Memoirs
CHeBA Study Participant Writes Memoirs

CHeBA Study Participant Writes Memoirs

CHeBA's Sydney Centenarian Study participant, Mrs Joan Philips, decided to write her memoirs entitled While her children swung from the chandelier at age 95 in response to her granddaughter's question "What was it like in the olden days?"   Born towards the end of World… Read More
CHeBA awarded $50,000 from Dick Smith Foods!
CHeBA awarded $50,000 from Dick Smith Foods!

CHeBA awarded $50,000 from Dick Smith Foods!

The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW has been awarded one of two $50,000 cheques given by the Dick Smith Foods Foundation in their "1 million to charity" competition.  Recently Dick and Pip Smith gave the total intellectual property for Dick Smith Foods to a new… Read More
Better brains for better lives
Better brains for better lives

Better brains for better lives

The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW has joined forces with Genworth in an effort to help change the future of ageing through a series of public forums promoting strategies for better brain health. On 24thJuly, nearly 600 people packed the John Clancy auditorium… Read More
Healthier lifestyles could lower rates of dementia
Healthier lifestyles could lower rates of dementia

Healthier lifestyles could lower rates of dementia

A report released today by Alzheimer’s Australia and the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), Is the Incidence of Dementia Declining?, suggests that action on preventative health could lower the risk of dementia for future generations.  Professor Perminder Sachdev, author of… Read More
Key Developments in Neuropsychiatry
Key Developments in Neuropsychiatry

Key Developments in Neuropsychiatry

The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW and the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, recently co-hosted the inaugural Neuropsychiatry Training Weekend over the 14th and 15th of March.  By all accounts, the event was a great success with the majority of… Read More
Join Team CHeBA in this year's City 2 Surf!
Join Team CHeBA in this year's City 2 Surf!

Join Team CHeBA in this year's City 2 Surf!

Last year, 47 people ran the City 2 Surf for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) and raised a whopping $29,000 for our research, placing CHeBA firmly in the Top Ten Team Fundraisers for 2013. Team CHeBA included our CHeBA Champions - the Fitness Ambassadors for the… Read More
CHeBA Success in UNSW Awards
CHeBA Success in UNSW Awards

CHeBA Success in UNSW Awards

Each year UNSW Australia celebrates the diverse achievements of staff with a suite of awards from the Dean and the Vice-Chancellor.  These awards acknowledge researchers and members of staff who have accomplished outstanding success in their respective field of professional… Read More
Unprecedented Demand from Seniors to Maintain a Healthy Brain
Unprecedented Demand from Seniors to Maintain a Healthy Brain

Unprecedented Demand from Seniors to Maintain a Healthy Brain

This year the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) partnered with POWH Aged Care Psychiatry to deliver a public forum to address some of the issues of the ageing brain and promote maintenance of the brain for a healthier life.  Over 530 people packed the auditorium at The… Read More
Unprecedented Demand from Seniors to Maintain a Healthy Brain
Unprecedented Demand from Seniors to Maintain a Healthy Brain

Unprecedented Demand from Seniors to Maintain a Healthy Brain

This year the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) partnered with POWH Aged Care Psychiatry to deliver a public forum to address some of the issues of the ageing brain and promote maintenance of the brain for a healthier life.  Over 530 people packed the auditorium at The… Read More
Better future for Australians with Alzheimer's
Better future for Australians with Alzheimer's

Better future for Australians with Alzheimer's

A panel of experts in the field of dementia care have called for an urgent national approach to the diagnosis and care of people with dementia given the critical shortage in Australia's dementia care workforce, following the finding of a new report launched on 12 November 2013… Read More
CHeBA Welcomes PJ Lane as Ambassador
CHeBA Welcomes PJ Lane as Ambassador

CHeBA Welcomes PJ Lane as Ambassador

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au It is said that PJ Lane has showbiz in his genes.  At age 11, PJ was awarded a Performing Arts Scholarship at The Scots College, Sydney.  He won a basketball scholarship to a College in Connecticut where he minored in music.  With a Dean’… Read More