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Healthy Ageing Series, Brain health - our parents and our own. How to detect, protect and prevent.

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Fact: Our brains change as we age.

However, it's often not until we see issues in our parents, that we start to think about it. Sorry to say, by then, it could be too late.

In this free live webinar, produced by Carers’ Circle – caring for ageing parents, Professor Cassandra Szoeke will share how we can:

  • detect issues in our parent’s brain health
  • protect the brain from further deterioration
  • prevent brain health issues for ourselves in the future

Format: 30-minute presentation followed by live Q&A

Here’s your chance to ask a leader in the field anything you wanted to know about the impact the ageing process has on the brain and what you can do about it.

In her presentation Professor Szoeke will:

  • Show how the brain changes as we age
  • Help you identify the warning signs that something could be serious
  • Discuss brain diseases like dementia but also brain impairments like mild cognitive impairment and mental health
  • Demonstrate how a focus on brain health through health and lifestyle choices can help protect the brain from further decline
  • Discuss the impact of caregiving on brain health – learn all about the U shape curve
  • Provide strategies to improve brain and mental health – our parents’ and our own
  • Share tips on how to support our parents, our wider family and friends

All attendees will go into the draw to win one of three copies of Professor Szoeke’s upcoming book – Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing.

Who will benefit from this webinar:

- Anyone with an interest in keeping their brain healthy

- Adult children who help support their ageing parents

    About Professor Cassandra Szoeke

    - Professor Cassandra Szoeke is a general physician, consultant neurologist and multi-award-winning clinical researcher who is Director of the Healthy Ageing Program at the University of Melbourne and author of the book Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing (she knows her stuff).

    - She has contributed to the development of national health policies and currently sits on the Council of the Australian Medical Association (Vic), is appointed to Medical Panels by the Department of Health (Vic) and is the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation.

    - Professor Szoeke is also the Principle investigator of the AgeHappy: Healthy Ageing Project – an online health survey for Australians to improve the understanding of health across a lifespan to promote healthy ageing and prevent disease. You can participate in Healthy Ageing Project Population Youth-senior (AgeHAPPY) here.

    About the Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation

    The Australian Healthy Ageing Organisation (AHAO) consolidates strategies and programs that support healthy ageing from birth to beyond.

    AHAO brings together policymakers, industry and service providers, healthcare professionals, community programs, researchers, advocates and people passionate about advancing our knowledge base on healthy ageing for Australians.

    AHAO believes that by focusing on function and quality of life for older people, we will raise the profile of ageing, promulgating the notion of Living Longer Living Better.

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