Ageing Well Week Seminar Series

It’s predicted that there will be almost one million Australians with dementia by 2050 and 10 times as many family members and friends indirectly impacted by its effects. While this is a challenge, there are some simple steps we can all take to age well and reduce our risk of dementia.

It’s never too late to start thinking about a sensible ageing well plan. Waiting until you’re in your 60s and thinking, ‘I don’t want to get dementia, I’d better look at my risk factors’ isn’t a great option. There is so much we can all do to age well. Start by attending one of NeuRA’s Ageing Well for Life seminars.

Led by Professor Kaarin Anstey, Senior Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and global leader in dementia and ageing research, this special seminar series is designed to help you learn how you can take steps to age well and reduce your risk of dementia.

Easy steps to book

  1. Click on the event box below that corresponds to the event you wish to attend (Sydney, Melbourne or Online Series)
  2. You will be directed to the Eventbrite booking page. If you have a promo code, click the link at the top right and type in the code. Enter your details and complete booking
  3. You will receive your confirmation via email. If you can’t print your ticket, bring the confirmation email on your phone. If all else fails we will search for your name at the door.



What you will learn

Our seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and online will feature keynote speaker Professor Kaarin Anstey who will discuss the lifestyle factors that can lead to dementia and the simple steps you can take to reduce your risk. The seminar series will also feature Dr Bill Brooks, who will speak about early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and how to spot the warning signs, Professor Stephen Lord, who will speak about why strength and balance exercises are so important as we age, Professor Jacqueline Close, who will share research insights into falls in people with cognitive impairment and dementia and Associate Professor Julie Brown, who will share knowledge on how to keep safe on the roads as we age.

To kick off Ageing Well Week we will also share some important advice on preventing falls in a free Facebook Live stream. Follow our Facebook page to receive an alert.


Sydney speakers

Prof Kaarin Anstey Dr Bill Brooks Prof Stephen Lord Prof Jacqueline Close


Melbourne speakers

Prof Kaarin Anstey Dr Bill Brooks  Dr Hanna Hensen A/Prof Julie Brown



Ageing Well Week (18-22 June 2018) Program

Check out our program below for more details on how you can get involved during Ageing Well Week. It’s never too late to start an ageing well plan.

Monday, 18 June – 1pm AEST
Facebook Live with Dr Daina Sturnieks, Senior Research Officer, Falls Prevention Lab, NeuRA

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Tuesday, 19 June
– 11am-1pm AEST
Ageing Well for Life Seminar Series, Sydney Town Hall

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Wednesday, 20 June
– 11am-1pm AEST

Ageing Well for Life Seminar Series, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

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Thursday, 21 June
– 7pm AEST
Ageing Well for Life Online Seminar Series (National)

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Friday, 22 June
– 1pm AEST
Facebook Live with Dr Kylie Radford, Postdoctoral Fellow, NeuRA

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Get your Free Ageing Well Kit

For more advice on reducing the risk of dementia, order your free Ageing Well Kit. The Kit includes the latest research and recommendations in the field of dementia.
Complete the online form to place your order.