Free talk on maintaining a healthy brain

Published on 12 September 2022

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The talk on 20 September features a leading researcher into brain health Dr Katya Numbers, who will discuss how to keep dementia at bay.

Dr Numbers is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Brain Ageing (CHeBA). Her work focuses on modifiable lifestyle factors associated with dementia risk, such as social contact, low mood, exercise and diet. She has published 26 papers and attracted over $6 million in funding for dementia related research.

Currently Dr Numbers is Study Coordinator of CHeBA’s Sydney Memory & Ageing Study and researching very early behavioural symptoms of brain decline to understand whether these symptoms show an increased risk of dementia. 

According to Dr Numbers, behavioural changes are quick and easy to capture and may help identify those in very early stages of dementia when interventions are most effective. 

The talk will be held on Tuesday 20 September at the Council Chambers in Gordon between 10am and 12 noon. Light refreshments will be served.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said the free talk was another way the Council was preparing Ku-ring-gai to be a dementia-friendly community.

“The latest Census results show that we have a high proportion of adults aged over 70 and with age, unfortunately the risk of brain disease such as dementia increases.”

“Anything we can do to help residents understand their level of risk and what steps they can take to prevent dementia is welcome.”

Bookings for the free talk can be made on our what's on calendar.

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0000.

 

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