Parkinson’s – more than just tremors
Professor Tim Anderson

Brain Awareness Month - 29 March 2021
What is Parkinson’s disease? How do I know I have Parkinson’s? What else could it be? How is it diagnosed and are there any treatments? What research is being done? These questions will be addressed in the talk. 
50min


Dementia: risks and prevention
Professor John Dalrymple-Alford

Brain Awareness Month - 26 March 2021
Want to know about your risk of getting Dementia? What about some of the protective factors? Find out this and more in this Dementia talk for Brain Month Awareness.
48min


Brain imaging research at the New Zealand Brain Research Institute
Dr Tracy Melzer

Brain Health Matters - 24 March 2021
Advanced imaging techniques provide unprecedented information about the state of the brain. In this talk, Dr Melzer will discuss what brain imaging can tell us about the brain and how research at the NZBRI is using this powerful technique to investigate Parkinson’s disease and other disorders.
10min


Advances in Clot Retrieval Treatment for Ischaemic Stroke
Dr Teddy Wu

Brain Health Matters - 24 March 2021
Dr Wu will summarise recent advances in clot retrieval therapy and the ongoing research involving Canterbury patients that will enable more patients to benefit from this treatment.
10min


Trauma and the Earthquake Brain
Dr Nadia Borlase

Brain Health Matters - 24 March 2021
Dr Borlase will discuss findings from a group of resilient Canterbury residents who experienced the Christchurch earthquakes and the long term brain adaptation that may have occurred as a response to these events.
9min


Dementia: risks and prevention
Professor John Dalrymple-AlfordBrain

Health Matters - 24 March 2021
Professor Dalrymple-Alford will describe some of the various reasons why people suffer from dementia and will talk about risk and protective factors. 
21min


Huntington’s disease – new hope on the horizon
Professor Tim Anderson

Brain Health Matters - 24 March 2021
Why is Huntington’s disease increasing in prevalence in our community and what new treatments look to be on the horizon.
12min


Improving identification and treatment of communication difficulties
Dr Catherine Theys

Brain Health Matters - 24 March 2021
Catherine will share insights from her studies focusing on improving the identification and treatment of the different types of stuttering.
11min


Brain Health Matters - 24 March 2021

Brain Health Matters is a showcase of seven brain research projects based in Christchurch, ranging from brain imaging, stroke treatment, and earthquake brain to communication disorders, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. 
These talks are also listed separately on this page.
1.5hr


Medical imaging
Dr Mustafa Almuqbel
Dr Tracy Melzer

June 2020
Medical Imaging - what it tells us about the brain, and how we use it to research brain disorders
48min


Using MRI to investigate Parkinson's disease and other disorders
Dr Tracy Melzer

July 2020
How research at the New Zealand Brain Research Institute is using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to investigate Parkinson's disease and other disorders
17min