We work to assess, prevent and treat cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and depression in older adults.
The Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic works to assess, prevent and treat cognitive decline, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and depression in older adults. We offer all of our services as part of our research studies and are therefore provided at no cost to participants.
There are currently no known cures for some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. However, a large body of research has demonstrated that there are some modifiable risk factors of cognitive decline and depression in later life. These include:
Led by a team of neurologists, geriatricians, clinical neuropsychologists, general physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, research assistants and students, our studies aim to determine whether improvements in these risk factors can effectively reduce cognitive decline, depression and the underlying brain changes associated with dementia.
If you have any concerns about your memory and/or mood, the Healthy Brain Ageing Clinic can provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your cognition. Over three hours, you will be seen by a neurologist or geriatrician, a research psychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist. Depending on your specific needs, our specialists may also recommend that you have an MRI scan, blood tests or they may refer you to a sleep study through the Woolcock Institute for Medical Research.
Within two to three weeks, our neuropsychologist will send a comprehensive report detailing your assessment results to your referring physician to assist with your ongoing care.
Over the next 12-to-18 months, we will touch base with you for a follow-up assessment to monitor any changes in your thinking skills, memory and/or mood over time. We provide our services as part of clinical and public health services related studies; there are no out-of-pocket expenses for our participants.
Be the first to experience cutting edge treatments that may improve dementia risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep problems, diet, mental activity and physical exercise. Help us find the answers we need to prevent cognitive decline.
We are currently recruiting participants for the following trials:
We welcome your participation – together, we can work towards finding effective strategies to prevent cognitive decline and improve the wellbeing and quality of life for both people living with dementia and their carers.
For more information about the Healthy Brain Ageing program, please visit the research section of our website.