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2017 Dick Lefroy Annual Oration - Raine Visiting Professor Carol Brayne from the University of Cambridge. We kindly acknowledge the support of the Raine Medical Research Foundation for co-funding Prof Brayne's trip to Perth.

 “Dementia and our brains in contemporary ageing populations”


WACHA eNewsletter: December 2016 - download [pdf]

WACHA awarded $1.1 million in national health research funding

Determining whether testosterone slows biological ageing in men to improve health outcomes and exploring reaching the tenth decade of life in Australia are 2 projects at the Western Australia Centre for Health & Ageing to receive funding of over  $1.1 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

2016 Dick Lefroy Annual Oration

Professor Richard Lindley's lecture - “Preparing for an older Australia – too little evidence”

Emergency Medicine Scholarship on offer

A scholarship is open to applicants who have completed an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a health science discipline.  The research area will be to improve quality of life through delirium detection in residential aged care. This $29,000 p.a. scholarship is funded by the JO and JR Wicking Trust. For further information click here

Journal Club

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WACHA eNewsletter: Autumn edition - download [pdf]

News Item: New trial to help stroke rehabilitation

February 3, 2016. The Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing will use a grant from the National Stroke Foundation to fund new rehabilitation therapy for stroke survivors.The study will explore the effectiveness of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation to help improve attention and reduce fatigue. UWA’s Associate Professor Christopher Etherton-Beer, who will lead it, said the work is a vital part of recovery. Read more

WACHA awarded funding to fight dementia

October 19th, 2015.Two researchers from the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing have received a portion of the Federal Government funding to tackle the causes and impacts of dementia – the second-leading cause of death in Australia behind heart disease.

News Item: WACHA researcher awarded 2015 Seniors Advocate Award

October 2nd, 2015  Making the 30th Anniversary of the Seniors’ Awards in Western Australia, which took place on the 25th International Day of Older Person, Associate Professor Christopher Etherton-Beer was awarded the 2015 Seniors Advocate Award.

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