Preventing Dementia community forums

These videos and resources have been sourced from our Preventing Dementia community forums held at Balgowlah, Dee Why, Avalon and Forestville in May 2018.

Successful ageing, dementia and reducing your risk

Professor Susan Kurrle, University of Sydney

Read Professor Kurrle's presentation slides

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Healthy brain ageing, the importance of sleep and exercise

Professor Sharon Naismith, Clinical Neuropsychologist and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dementia Leadership Fellow and Head of the Healthy Brain Ageing Program at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Read Professor Naismith's presentation slides

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  • The Brain and Mind Centre develops research and treatment for conditions of the brain and mind. This includes the Healthy Brain Ageing Program, a one-of-a-kind early intervention clinic for dementia.

Risk factors and tips to change your behaviour

Dr Dave Jenkins, Medical Director, End Alzheimer’s

Read Dr Jenkin's presentation slides.

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  • SharpBrains is a mar­ket research firm track­ing health and per­for­mance appli­ca­tions of brain sci­ence.
  • BeBrainFit is a consumer resource for information about maintaining and improving cognitive and mental health.
  • Dr Dale Bredesen’s research and insights into the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s.

What is dementia and strategies to prevent it

Dr Pratishtha Chatterjee, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Read Dr Chatterjee's presentation slides.

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Your brain matters: five steps to maximise brain health

Paddye Parnell, Brain Health Awareness Partners Projects Officer, Dementia Australia

Read Paddye Parnell's presentation slides.

Suggested reading

  • Your Brain Matters is Dementia Australia’s evidence based program detailing the Five Simple Steps you can do to live a brain healthy life to help reduce the risk of developing dementia.  Includes links to brain resources and tools.
  • Dementia Daily provides latest news on dementia research, fact sheets and links to stories of people with dementia and their families, forums and blogs.

Brain health, the importance of social and cognitive activities

Associate Professor Lee-Fay, Professor in Ageing and Health, University of Sydney

Read Professor Lee-Fay's presentation slides.