Let's Talk About Brain Health & Brain Disease

Event type:
Monday, 27 August, 2018

The Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland (DNNI) in association with UCD’s School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science will be hosting a free public outreach event called ‘Let’s Talk About Brain Health and Brain Disease’. The event will take place on Mon 27th August (10.50am – 3.15pm; registration opens from 10.15am) in the O’Brien Centre for Science in UCD (Room H1.51).

The focus of the day will be how to keep your brain healthy through movement, good nutrition, social connections, managing stress and music with practical tips provided by speakers and an opportunity to ask questions. There will be a number of experts talking on the day, including people living with a brain condition who will speak about their experience. There will be an opportunity to hear about the research taking place in UCD exploring the topics of cause, cure and care for brain diseases such as Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.

Tea and coffee and a light lunch will be provided on the day.

Topics include:

Ø  What is Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and how can you live well with the condition

Ø  What is Parkinson’s disease and how can you live well with the condition

Ø  Lifestyle and other risk factors for brain disease

Ø  Increasing movement in everyday life

Ø  Nutrition & Brain Health

Ø  What research is taking place into these brain diseases?

Ø  The importance of Social Connections

Ø  Developing mindfulness and building resilience

Ø  Music and brain health

 Tickets are free and can be booked through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/brain-connections-lets-talk-about-brain-heal...