New research reveals engaging in group-based brain
training under the supervision of a trainer
is effective at improving performance on a range
of cognitive skills in healthy older adults.
Brain & Mind Research Institute
Diseases of the brain and mind, including substance abuse, clinical depression and dementia now account for more than 40 percent of all illness. These diseases are devastating for those affected, their families, and for society, costing the Australian economy an estimated $30 billion each year.
The BMRI brings together patients, support groups and front-line carers with scientists and clinicians working in neurosciences and brain research, providing hope for those affected.
Professor Ian Bernard Hickie
Professor Hickie is the Commissioner in the new National Mental Health Commission and oversees enhanced accountability for mental health reform in Australia. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute.Find out more
Using a suite of new electronic and web-based interventions, researchers will employ low cost, high impact interventions targeting dementia risk factors in 40,000 people aged 50 to 80 years. Watch the Channel 9 news report
30 September | Ian Hickie featured on Seven News' Daily Edition
Over 330 000 people in Australia are currently living with dementia. The Daily Edition talks to Professor Ian Hickie about what can be done to reduce risk factors associated with dementia. Watch the video