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The Importance of Social Engagement in Ageing


Hutton Theatre

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Expert talk

Conclude Brain Week 2018 by joining the Brain Health Research Centre and Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence for an afternoon of entertainment and educational discussions. Schedule of events throughout the day are as follows:

12pm – Lunchtime

Complimentary light lunch, courtesy of Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence (CARE).

1pm – The movie 'Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont'

The movie will be followed by a discussion led by Associate Professor Debra Waters, who is the director of CARE, and psychogeriatrician Associate Professor Yoram Barak, from the Dunedin School of Medicine.

3.30pm – How to Optimise Brain Health

Healthy aging is associated with some decline in cognition and social understanding. Such changes are linked to naturally occurring changes in the brain involving reductions in brain volume or neurotransmitters.

Professor Ted Ruffman, from the Otago University Department of Psychology explains how research has shown that there are in fact ways to offset or reduce such declines.

4.30pm – Entertainment

Performance from the 'Dunedin 60+ Club' Entertainers Group.

12pm-5pm, Sunday 11 March