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Alzheimer's Auckland Symposium

Alzheimer's Auckland Symposium

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  • Sun 31 Aug ’14, 1:30pm – 5:30pm


Alexandra Park Raceway, Greenlane Rd West, Epsom


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • $5 Koha: $5.00

On the 31 August we will be holding our symposium for the second year with guest speakers Professor Richard Faull, Professor Henry Brodaty and Professor Ngaire Kerse.

Our annual symposium will feature a number of speakers sharing stories and expertise on how you can live well if you are affected by dementia.

Whats being covered:

- I can…I will experiences will be shared by people affected by dementia
- Expert speakers provide updates on...
The latest research into Alzheimers disease.
Can Alzheimers Disease be prevented.
Prevention of falls.

Our Speakers:
Professor Richard Faull
New research and developments in Alzheimers disease in Auckland.

Richard Faull is professor and director of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland and is also Alzheimers Auckland Patron. Raised in a small Taranaki farming community, Richard discovered his passion for the human brain as a young medical student and has spent his life pursuing exciting, innovative and groundbreaking research in this field at the University of Auckland. Richard’s work has been widely recognised internationally and through appointments as Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Officer of the NZ Order of Merit. He has received many awards including New Zealand’s highest scientific award, the Royal Society Rutherford Medal.

Professor Henry Brodaty
Can Alzheimers Disease be prevented.

Professor Henry Brodaty has over 30 years of experience in Psychiatry of Old Age. He is an internationally recognised authority on ageing, mental health and dementia care research, practice and policy. He is presently: Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health; Montefiore Chair of Healthy Brain Ageing; Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre; Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales; Senior Consultant in Aged Care Psychiatry; Head of the Memory Disorders Clinic, Prince of Wales Hospital. He has published over 400 scientific papers and book chapters and sits on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals. He is a world expert on dementia screening in primary care and developer of the GP Cog tool.

Professor Ngaire Kerse
Prevention of falls.

Professor Ngaire Kerse is Head of School of Population Health and a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care. A graduate of Otago Medical School, Ngaire is a general practitioner with training in geriatric medicine and she also has a PhD from the University of Melbourne in health promotion for older people. She is recognised as an international expert in three interrelated areas of research: maximising health for older people; falls and older people; and the impact of physical activity on development of disability. She is a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. Her Fellowship in 2002-2003 explored, from the perspective of older people and their families, the extent to which cultural differences related to health and health care beliefs affected care delivery in residential care settings. Ngaire was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of GPs in 2011.

Time: 1.30pm on 31st Aug 2014
Location: Alexandra Park Function Centre, Gate B, Alexandra Park, Greenlane West
Please RSVP to Mareena by 22 August, $5 koha on the door
T 622 4230
E info@alzheimers.co.nz

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