Tackling one of our biggest health challenges
More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia. With no known cure, we need to better understand the underlying mechanisms driving age-related cognitive decline and dementia.
Lifestyle a critical factor
We know that 30-50% of the risk for developing dementia can be attributed to our lifestyle choices. Using cutting-edge neuroscience techniques, like MRI and EEG, we can now better understand the potential benefit of lifestyle and other factors on brain health.
Research to reduce risk and change lives
We use the latest neurobiological research to:
- investigate what happens in the brain during ageing to support people to maximise brain health, and
- support people to reduce their risk through lifestyle and behaviour change support.
We seek to reduce the risk of people developing dementia and find new ways to slow the progression of neurodegenerative disease.
Photo-biomodulation therapy pilot study
We're exploring PBMT, a non-invasive modality which uses either visible red or near infrared light to stimulate, heal, and repair damaged or dying tissue cells.
Neuroscience of habits for healthy ageing
We're investigating how people form, then change, a new habit and which brain regions are involved, to support healthy ageing.
The Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic research group addresses a previous gap in healthy brain ageing research. We combine cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience with psychology and lifestyle, to gain a more full picture of dementia risk. The team works with the community to maximise healthy ageing and reduce the impacts of dementia on people and families.