Ageing Well for Life – How to reduce the risk of dementia

Dementia isn’t part of the retirement plan for most of us — yet in Australia, there are over 1,500 new cases of dementia diagnosed each week.

It’s predicted that there will be almost one million Australians with the condition 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 we can all take to age well and reduce the 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 an Ageing Well for Life seminar.

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.

Sydney: Tuesday, 19 June 2018
When/where: 11am-1pm at the Sydney Town Hall
Learn how to reduce risks around dementia with keynote speaker Professor Kaarin Anstey. Dr Bill Brooks will talk about early onset Alzheimer’s and what to look for; Professor Stephen Lord will speak about why strength and balance exercises are very important as we age and how to reduce your risk of falls; and Professor Jacqueline Close will share insights into her research area: falls in people with cognitive impairment and dementia.

Melbourne: Wednesday, 20 June 2018
When/where: 11am-1pm at The National Gallery of Victoria
Learn how to reduce risks around dementia with keynote speaker Professor Kaarin Anstey. Dr Hanna Hensen will talk about the importance of sleep and ageing, including how much sleep you really need; Dr Bill Brooks will talk about early onset Alzheimer’s and what to look for; Associate Professor Julie Brown will share knowledge on how to keep you driving safer for longer as you age; and Associate Professor Kylie Radford will speak about critical dementia education in rural indigenous communities.

National online series: Thursday, 21 June 201810

For more information on what individuals can do, watch NeuRAtalks on dementia risk factors at www.neuratalks.org.
All seminars above will go live nationally at 7pm AEST.

Don’t delay. Book your tickets today: https://www.neura.edu.au/ageingwell/

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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 from NeuRA. The kit includes the latest research and recommendations in the field of dementia. Complete the online form to place your order.

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