Do you ever tell your kids to mind their own business when they ask about your financial affairs? Well stop, and think ahead. September is Dementia Awareness Month, and parents are being encouraged to be more open about their situation with their children, to allow better planning and understanding when it comes to combating dementia. Dementia is the second leading cause … [Read more...] about Nosey kids can help in dementia fight
This week Deb helped launch the 'Don't get the sits' 2018 Heart Week (29 April - 6 May) campaign by climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Deb is one of three Heart Week ambassadors and joined Lucy Turnbull and Tim Robards to encourage Australians to get moving for heart health, and start taking the steps to reduce the risk of heart disease. “Monday morning members of … [Read more...] about Don’t get the sits! Get moving in Heart Week 2018
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), in collaboration with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has released new findings on cognitive ageing and decline trends in Australia. The report led by Professor Kaarin Anstey, CEPAR Chief Investigator and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA, highlights seven key modifiable lifestyle … [Read more...] about A Rapidly Ageing Australia
The days are long, but the years are short. I repeated that mantra to myself many times over many afternoons when my boys were small. Now they’re both at school it seems even more poignant. Because the years were short. They flew by. It just didn’t seem like it at the time, especially when I’d had given anything for adult company. Often the feelings of isolation would leave me … [Read more...] about How your friends reduce your risk of dementia
Stress is difficult to avoid but Neuroscientist Dr Sarah McKay says there are different kinds of stress that have varying impacts on the brain. In this interview, Deborah asks Sarah as we move north of our 40s what preventive measures can we take to try and avoid dementia. Deborah raises the question of stress and the impact it has on our brains and Sarah explains how a … [Read more...] about Is stress impacting your brain?