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Brain Health and Dementia Risk Public Information Session

Summary

As part of the Australian Dementia Forum 2019, you are invited to participate in a exciting free public information session: Brain Health and Dementia Risk. Hear from national and international experts covering topics including: sleep, physical activity, brain training, family history and blood pressure.

Start Date

14th Jun 2019 1:15pm

End Date

14th Jun 2019 3:00pm

Venue

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries: a.e.king@utas.edu.au or 03) 62264817

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As part of the Australian Dementia Forum 2019, you are invited to participate in an exciting FREE public information session. National and international experts will present to you the latest scientific evidence about how sleep, physical activity, brain training, family history and blood pressure influence your chances of getting dementia.

The theme for the 2019 Forum, Shining a light on the impact of dementia research, will examine how best to maximise the impact and benefit of dementia research to the whole community - for people living with dementia, their families and carers, and those at risk of dementia - through accelerated research translation.

The session will be chaired by the Director of the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, Professor James Vickers. Hear from Forum speakers covering the following topics:

  • Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs: Brain training: Cochrane Review on cognitive training in Dementia
  • Dr Jeff Williamson: Blood pressure and dementia
  • Professor Sharon Naismith: Sleep and dementia
  • Dr Michele Callisaya: Physical activity and dementia
  • Mrs Jane Thompson: Public Involvement in dementia research