More than 260,000 people in Australia are living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and research predicts this number will rise to nearly a million by the middle of the century.
Leading mental health psychologist, Professor Kaarin Anstey from the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University, will discuss opportunities for preventing Alzheimer’s disease at the free public talk.
According to Professor Anstey, the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease will continue to rise unless we can find a way to prevent or delay new cases.
“The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is increasing and research shows it will continue to do so,” Professor Anstey said.
“I will discuss what we know about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and what possibilities there are for preventing or slowing down onset of the disease.”
Hosted by the UQ’s School of Psychology, Professor Anstey’s talk ‘Is it Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease’ will focus on modifiable risk factors that could help deter Alzheimer’s disease and its symptoms.
‘Is it Possible to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease’ free public talk: Friday 6 May, 2011. Venue: The Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), The University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.
Doors open, 7pm-8pm: Public Talk, 8pm-9pm: Drinks, canapés and an opportunity to ask Professor Anstey questions in an informal setting.
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About the presenter:
Kaarin Anstey is a psychology Professor at Australian National University and Director of both the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre and the Ageing Research Unit at the Centre for Mental Health Research. Her research focuses on chronic disease and mental health, prevention of dementia, and the impact of cognitive decline on productive ageing.
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