News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Neurological Foundation presents free lecture on dementia

18 February 2014

The Neurological Foundation presents FREE public lecture in Paraparaumu:

Changing our minds and boosting our brains – insights on dementia

Dr Helena Popovic MBBS is a medical doctor, author, international speaker and one of Australia’s foremost authorities on how to maintain brain function. Her book In Search of My Father, which was showcased to a capacity audience at the 2013 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, is an uplifting story of caring for her dementia-stricken father and taking charge of his brain health.

Dr Popovic is visiting New Zealand in March 2014 to support the Neurological Foundation’s Brain Awareness Week programme. In this FREE public lecture, she will talk about the many things that we can all do to optimise our brain function and reduce the risk of dementia. As a doctor involved with the ongoing care of her father, she has applied the same principles to his everyday care.

Please join us to hear Dr Popovic’s very insightful talk, and take the opportunity to meet her afterwards. Her book will be available for purchase at the event. All lecture attendees will receive the Neurological Foundation’s latest information booklet titled Exercise and the Brain.

DETAILS:
Wednesday 12 March 2014
10.00 morning tea
10.30am – 12noon lecture then question time

Southward Car Museum
Otaihanga Road
Paraparaumu

NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
PARKING ON-SITE
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO SECURE SEATING

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Brain Awareness Week also aims to increase community awareness of the potential for improving the long-term health of the brain through lifestyle changes and risk-reduction strategies. The Dana Alliance, based in New York, founded BAW 15 years ago, and continues to administer the campaign alongside the American Society for Neuroscience. The Neurological Foundation is an official partner to the Dana Alliance.

For further information about Brain Awareness Week go to www.brainweek.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Health
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news