Did you know that cardiovascular health throughout your life influences brain health in late life?
And did you know that if dementia were a country, it would be the world’s 18th largest economy and as a business it would be the largest global enterprise?
By running the City 2 Surf with Team CHeBA, you won’t just be helping the future of ageing in Australia, you’ll be helping yourself: improving your brain health to delay or even reduce the risk of dementia.
The future of ageing will be greatly impacted by the outcomes of the research undertaken at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). Ultimately, CHeBA’s goal is positive ageing for all Australians – for everyone to achieve their full life span and enjoy a good quality of life unaffected by loss of cognitive ability.
To achieve our goal, we need your help!
Research shows it is never too late to improve brain health. In mid- and even late-life, lifestyle changes can have a significant impact. Even small breakthroughs – delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s by two or five years – could dramatically reduce the number of people who contract the disease.
All money raised by Team CHeBA will fund research not only into early diagnosis, treatment and care for those with dementia and other age-related brain disorders, but also prevention and positive ageing for the future. We are the only research group in the world studying the brain scans of participants aged 95+ years as part of our Sydney Centenarian Study, to understand factors in successful healthy ageing. We are also undertaking cutting-edge RNA sequencing to identify the unique RNA signatures of centenarians.
CHeBA’s Co-Directors Professor Perminder Sachdev and Professor Henry Brodaty will run with you to raise much-needed research funds.
Join Team CHeBA and together we can change the future of aged health in Australia!
All members of Team CHeBA will receive a free running t-shirt, training program and free group training sessions to thank you for helping us to achieve our goal.
We also hope that you will help champion the importance of lifestyle changes for healthy brain ageing through your own networks.