NeuRA Launches Ageing Well Week
Did you know there will be nearly one million Australians with dementia by 2050? While this is a challenge, there are some simple steps you can take to age well and reduce your risk of dementia
To find out how you can reduce your risk of dementia join us for Ageing Well Week this June.
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, 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 will share knowledge on how to keep safe on the roads as we age. We will also hear from Dr Hanna Hensen, a sleep specialist, who will share tips on how to get a better night’s sleep as we age, how much sleep we actually need and challenges for those with cognitive decline around sleep
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.
Check out our program below for more details on how you can get involved. It’s never too late to start an ageing well plan.
Monday, 18 June – 1pm
Facebook Live with Dr Daina Sturnieks, Senior Research Officer, Falls Prevention Lab, NeuRA
Tuesday, 19 June – 11am-1pm
Ageing Well for Life Seminar Series, Sydney Town Hall
Wednesday, 20 June – 11am-1pm
Ageing Well for Life Seminar Series, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Thursday, 21 June – 7pm
Ageing Well for Life Online Seminar Series
Friday, 22 June – 1pm
Facebook Live with Dr Kylie Radford, NeuRA