Get On Board Wipeout Dementia®
Download the Wipeout Dementia® Handbook (5mb, PDF) for all the background and information to this event. Wipeout Dementia® is a corporate surfing fundraiser, hosted by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW to raise funds for dementia research. All funds raised will go to The Dementia Momentum®, a CHeBA initiative which seeks to bring researchers and the community together to change the future of dementia incidence.
Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum® and Wipeout Dementia® participant Richard Grellman AM invites you to get on board.
"My wife Suellen has advanced early onset Alzheimer's disease, having been formally diagnosed in 2011 aged just 61. Our children, her family, our close friends and I have had to learn to walk this journey with Suellen, all sharing the desolate sense of helplessness, frustration and sadness that comes with knowing there is currently no known cure. Any advances in understanding the causes, preventative measures, treatment and care can start the process of confronting this terrible disease and hopefully reduce the number of families that have to endure what Suellen and we are experiencing."
All funds raised by Wipeout Dementia® will go to The Dementia Momentum® at CHeBA to materially increase the pace of clear, clever and relevant work confronting this disease.
Richard Grellman AM, Spokesman for The Dementia Momentum®
To find out more about the next Wipeout Dementia®, please contact:
Communications & Projects Officer
T 0435 579 202
Why support the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)?
CHeBA hopes to meet a major need in the health research environment in Australia. Our population is ageing, and with it comes the challenges of increasing dependence, reduced workforce participation and increasing burden of disease. The greatest burden on this population, and thereby on society, is imposed by brain diseases, in particular dementia. Not only is dementia a huge economic burden, its human costs on the individual and the family are also incalculable.
Recent findings from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) state that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2021 is estimated at over 55 million, and projected to reach 78 million by 2030. In Australia, there are currently over 472,000 people living with dementia, and the number is increasing rapidly.
The challenge is indeed great. If we are to improve the health of older Australians and postpone or prevent dementia, CHeBA's research is critical. The research being conducted at the Centre spans the spectrum from molecules and genomic science right through to enhancing cognition and developing health policy. The emphasis is not only on new discovery but on translating new findings into real health outcomes for the community. As laboratory scientists rub shoulders with clinicians, health care workers and policy makers, we hope that the excitement of bench research will be felt at the bedside and in the boardroom.
If you have any questions or if you are interested in sponsoring Wipeout Dementia®, please contact:
Engagement & Projects Officer
T 0405 494 081
To read more about past events, see the latest news articles about Wipeout Dementia®.