I am a researcher and clinician specializing in the field of cognitive ageing. My early work furthered our understanding of olfactory cognitive processes and their relevance to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
More recently, my research interests have broadened and include the development, evaluation and synthesis of non-pharmacological interventions aimed at primary and secondary prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, often using emerging technologies.. I obtained my BA in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology from Ben-Gurion University in Israel, and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology here at the University of Melbourne. I then completed a PhD in clinical neuropsychology at Monash University along with all requirements of an MA in clinical neuropsychology. I completed postdoctoral training at the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health, and Wellbeing at the Australian National University. Between July 2014 and December 2016, I was based at the Joseph Sagol Centre for Neuroscience at Sheba Medical Centre, Israel, as part of an NHMRC Overseas-Based Clinical Early Career Fellowship. In 2017, I was awarded a Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowshipfrom the National Health and Medical Research Council. I am a founding member and Chair of CIDER - an International Working Group, focused on the advancement of methodological quality of cognition-focused intervention trials for people at risk of dementia. I am also the Chair (2016-2019) of the Non-Pharmacological Interventions Professional Interest Area (PIA) of the International Society for the Advancement of Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART).
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Cognition-Oriented Treatments For Older Adults On The Spectrum From Cognitive Health To De..
Body brain life: A randomized controlled trial of an online dementia risk reduction interv..
Cognition-Focused Interventions Design, Evaluation, And Reporting (Cider): A Repository Of..
An impaired sense of smell can signal cognitive decline, but 'smell training' could help
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Cognition-Oriented Treatments for Older Adults: a Systematic Overview of Systematic Reviews
Hanna Malmberg Gavelin, Amit Lampit, Harry Hallock, Julieta Sabates, Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Journal article | 2020 | Neuropsychology Review
Cognition-oriented treatments - commonly categorized as cognitive training, cognitive rehabilitation and cognitive stimulation - a..
Computerized Cognitive Training for Older Adults at Higher Dementia Risk due to Diabetes: Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial
Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Marjolein EA Barendse, Rachel Bloom, Ramit Ravona-Springer, Anthony Heymann, Hai Dabush, Lior Bar, Shire Slater-Barkan, Yuri Rassovsky, Michel Schnaider Beeri
Journal article | 2020 | The Journals of Gerontology: Series A
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of adaptive and tailored computerized cognitive training on cognition and disease self-managem..
The design, evaluation, and reporting on non-pharmacological, cognition-oriented treatments for older adults: Results of a survey of experts.
Sharon Sanz Simon, Mary Castellani, Sylvie Belleville, Tzvi Dwolatzky, Benjamin M Hampstead, Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Journal article | 2020 | Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
Introduction: Cognitive decline and dementia significantly affect independence and quality of life in older adults; therefore, it ..
Perspectives on ethnic and racial disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: Update and areas of immediate need
Ganesh M Babulal, Yakeel T Quiroz, Benedict C Albensi, Eider Arenaza-Urquijo, Arlene J Astell, Claudio Babiloni, Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Joanne Bell, Gene L Bowman, Adam M Brickman, Gael Chetelat, Carrie Ciro, Ann D Cohen, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Hiroko H Dodge, Simone Dreux, Steven Edland, Anna Esbensen, Lisbeth Evered, Michael Ewers, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | Alzheimer's & Dementia
P2-625: THE DESIGN, EVALUATION AND REPORTING OF NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL, COGNITION-ORIENTED TREATMENTS (COTS) FOR OLDER ADULTS: RESULTS OF AN EXPERTS SURVEY
Mary B Castellani, Sylvie Belleville, Tzvi Dwolatzky, Benjamin M Hampstead, Sharon Sanz Simon, Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Alzheimer's & Dementia
O3-07-02: THE EFFECTS OF COMPUTERISED COGNITIVE TRAINING ON COGNITIVE OUTCOMES AND SELF-MANAGEMENT IN DIABETIC OLDER ADULTS AT RISK OF DEMENTIA: RESULTS FROM A DOUBLE-BLIND RCT
Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Rachel Bloom, Ramit Ravona-Springer, Anthony Heymann, Yuri Rassovsky, Michal Schnaider Beeri
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Alzheimer's & Dementia
COGNITION-ORIENTED TREATMENTS ARTICLE LIBRARY AND EVALUATION (COGTALE): A NOVEL ONLINE PLATFORM FOR COGNITIVE INTERVENTION RESEARCH EVALUATION, SYNTHESIS, AND TRANSLATION
A Bahar-Fuchs, Davis Mota Marques, Sam Mancuso, Cong Zelong, Benjamin Hampstead, Sylvie Belleville, Tzvi Dowlatzky, Sharon Sanz-Simon, Kaarin J Anstey, Belinda Goodenough, Glenn Jayaputera, Richard Sinnott
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Alzheimer's & Dementia
Cognition-oriented treatments (COTs), including cognitive stimulation and training, are ever more popular in the older adult popul..
Virtual reality-based cognitive-motor training for middle-aged adults at high Alzheimer's disease risk: A randomized controlled trial.
Glen M Doniger, Michal Schnaider Beeri, Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Amihai Gottlieb, Anastasia Tkachov, Hagar Kenan, Abigail Livny, Yotam Bahat, Hadar Sharon, Oran Ben-Gal, Maya Cohen, Gabi Zeilig, Meir Plotnik
Journal article | 2018 | Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
Introduction: Ubiquity of Alzheimer's disease (AD) coupled with relatively ineffectual pharmacologic treatments has spurred intere..
Computerized cognitive training for older diabetic adults at risk of dementia: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Rachel Bloom, Michal Schnaider-Beeri, Ramit Ravona-Springer, Anthony Heymann, Hai Dabush, Lior Bar, Shirel Slater, Yuri Rassovsky, Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Journal article | 2017 | Alzheimers Dement (N Y)
Introduction: Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at high risk of cognitive decline and dementia and form an important target gr..
Body brain life: A randomized controlled trial of an online dementia risk reduction intervention in middle-aged adults at risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Kaarin J Anstey, Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Pushpani Herath, Sarang Kim, Richard Burns, George W Rebok, Nicolas Cherbuin
Journal article | 2015 | Alzheimers Dement (N Y)
Objective: To examine the efficacy of body brain life (BBL), a 12-week online dementia risk reduction intervention. Methods: BBL w..
A beta imaging with 18F-florbetaben in prodromal Alzheimer's disease: a prospective outcome study
Kevin T Ong, Victor L Villemagne, Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Fiona Lamb, Narelle Langdon, Ana M Catafau, Andrew W Stephens, John Seibyl, Ludger M Dinkelborg, Cornelia B Reininger, Barbara Putz, Beate Rohde, Colin L Masters, Christopher C Rowe
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Adults without Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review.
JC Barnett, A Bahar-Fuchs, N Cherbuin, P Herath, KJ Anstey
Journal article | 2015 | The journal of prevention of Alzheimer's disease
Without preventative strategies, the burden of dementia is likely to increase rapidly worldwide. Primary prevention approaches inv..
DETECTION OF PRODROMAL ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE WITH 18F-FLORBETABEN IMAGING: A PROSPECTIVE OUTCOME STUDY
KT Ong, VL Villemagne, A Bahar-Fuchs, F Lamb, N Langdon, AM Catafau, AW Stephens, J Seibyl, LM Dinkelborg, CB Reininger, B Putz, B Rohde, CL Masters, CC Rowe
Conference Proceedings | 2014 | INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL
F-18-florbetaben A beta imaging in mild cognitive impairment
Kevin Ong, Victor L Villemagne, Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Fiona Lamb, Gael Chetelat, Parnesh Raniga, Rachel S Mulligan, Olivier Salvado, Barbara Putz, Katrin Roth, Colin L Masters, Cornelia B Reininger, Christopher C Rowe
Journal article | 2013 | ALZHEIMERS RESEARCH & THERAPY
Conversion from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease over 12 months: Predictive value of A beta imaging with 18F-Florbetaben
Kevin Ong, Victor Villemagne, Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Fiona Lamb, Gael Chetelat, Cornelia Reininger, Barbara Putz, Beate Rohde, Colin Masters, Christopher Rowe
Conference Proceedings | 2011 | JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Olfactory Deficits and Amyloid-beta Burden in Alzheimer's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Healthy Aging: A PiB PET Study
Alex Bahar-Fuchs, Gael Chetelat, Victor L Villemagne, Simon Moss, Kerryn Pike, Colin L Masters, Christopher Rowe, Greg Savage
Journal article | 2010 | Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
The Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study of aging: methodology and baseline characteristics of 1112 individuals recruited for a longitudinal study of Alzheimer's disease
Kathryn A Ellis, Ashley I Bush, David Darby, Daniela De Fazio, Jonathan Foster, Peter Hudson, Nicola I Lautenschlager, Nat Lenzo, Ralph N Martins, Paul Maruff, Colin Masters, Andrew Milner, Kerryn Pike, Christopher Rowe, Greg Savage, Cassandra Szoeke, Kevin Taddei, Victor Villemagne, Michael Woodward, David Ames
Journal article | 2009 | International Psychogeriatrics
Factors influencing outcome after orthopedic trauma
Jennie Ponsford, Bridget Hill, Mao Karamitsios, Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Journal article | 2008 | The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care
BACKGROUND: Some recent studies have suggested that certain types of orthopedic trauma result in ongoing disability and that facto..
Alcohol and drug use following traumatic brain injury: A prospective study
Jennie Ponsford, Rochelle Whelan-Goodinson, Alex Bahar-Fuchs
Journal article | 2007 | Brain Injury
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: To establish pre-morbid alcohol and drug use in persons with TBI, relative to controls, investigate how patter..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Receipient of a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2012
Recipient of the Monash International Research Scholarship (MIPRS)
Receipient of the Melbourne International Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship
Senior Research Fellow - Psychiatry Of Old Age
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
Member Of Istaart And Chair Of The Non-Pharmacological Interventions Professional Interests Area (Npi-Pia)- 2016-2019
International Society for Advacement of Alzheimer's Research and Treatment
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Australian National University
Phd (Clinical neuropsychology)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts
Ben-Gurion University of The Negev