Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Professor Perminder Sanchdev

The UNSW researcher is recognised for his research into healthy brain ageing and prevention and early diagnosis of dementia.

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The new 2022 Fellows have been elected in recognition of their excellence in the social sciences.

Happy senior couple in the park

Keeping up with friends into old age could help prevent dementia.

Brain scans to diagnose Alzheimer's

Clinical trial results for lecanemab are a significant step rather than a ‘historic breakthrough’, say UNSW experts in Alzheimer’s disease.

Crowds at Coogee after lockdwon

After months of being in lockdown, it’s very normal to feel overwhelmed when reconnecting with society.

Crosswords and brain health

Enjoying crosswords, sudoku and chess are just some ways to lower the risk of dementia, says clinical neuropsychologist at UNSW Sydney.

Researchers

UNSW has been awarded NHMRC funding to establish three new research centres for vascular dementia, the mitigation of airborne threats, and research into the impact of food systems on our health and environment.

Diabetes management

This World Diabetes Day, UNSW is highlighting the recent advances its academics and students are making in diabetes research. 

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Dr Nicole Kochan has been awarded a Boosting Dementia Research Grant for a world-first study that aims to improve early diagnosis of dementia.

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Scientists have identified five genetic variants that influence structures within the brain, a discovery that could help determine genetic processes that underlie neuropsychiatric diseases.