Researcher talks about preventing dementia

THE LATEST developments in the prevention of dementia, and the part played by fish oils, red wine, blood pressure medications and sudoku, will be the subject of the second annual Robb College Health Dinner and Lecture to be held on Wednesday.
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“The topic this year is an important one for many people in the region,” UNE’s School of Health associate professor Penny Paliadelis said.

“Dementia is a worrying problem for populations and individuals alike, and the prevention of dementia is something most of us hope for in the future.

“Our speaker this year is a researcher who has done a great deal to progress our understanding of dementia and she has developed some ideas about what can be done to reduce this problem in the future.”

The free public lecture will be presented by distinguished dementia researcher, Professor Kaarin Anstey (pictured), from the Australian National University.

Professor Kaarin Anstey is an ANU Public Policy Fellow and Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing Health and Wellbeing, and the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre at the ANU.

She was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2011 and is Chair of the Medical and Scientific Panel of the Alzheimer’s Australia Research Foundation.

“The Annual Health Lecture at Robb College is an important part of the College calendar and provides an opportunity for the university and general public to come together to discover the latest advances in health care,” Robb College Dean Michael Barton said.

“We invite community members, health professionals and members of the university to hear Professor Anstey’s lecture. There will also be an opportunity for community members to meet with Professor Anstey at a casual afternoon tea on Wednesday prior to the main dinner lecture,” he said.

Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 5.20pm in the Robb College Senior Common Room, followed by dinner in the college dining room, with guests requested to wear black tie or academic dress.

All are welcome, and those interested in attending should contact Robb College by phone 6773-1700 or email [email protected] so that catering can be arranged.

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