It’s predicted that there will be almost one million Australians with dementia by 2050 and 10 times as many family members and friends suffering indirectly from its effects. Whilst this is a challenge, there are some simple steps you can take to age well and reduce your risk of dementia.
You’re never too young to start thinking about a sensible ageing well plan — waiting until 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, starting with attending one of our ‘NeuRA Ageing Well for Life’ seminars.
About the speakers:
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.
What you will learn:
Learn how to reduce risks around dementia with keynote speaker Professor Kaarin Anstey. Dr Bill Brooks will speak about early onset Alzheimer’s and what to look for; Professor Steven Lord will speak about why strength and balance exercises are very important as we age and how to reduce your risk of falls; Prof Jacqueline Close will share insights into her research area falls in people with cognitive impairment and dementia, and particularly the relationship of cognitive function to postural stability, falls and fractures, as well as Associate Professor Julie Brown, who will share insights on how to keep safe on the roads as you age.
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Can’t make the seminar series in person?
Register to receive the seminar series online – Thursday, 21 June 2018
For more information on what individuals can do, watch NeuRAtalks on dementia risk factors at www.neuratalks.org. All seminars will go live nationally at 7pm AEST.