The Island Project - dementia prevention

posted Oct 7, 2021, 12:20 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Oct 7, 2021, 12:20 AM ]
We recently attended a Men's Shed gathering where the main presentation concerned this topic.  It was the right demographic.  From the Project home page:

'Most of the risk for dementia is associated with ageing. However, international research has indicated that approximately a third of dementia cases may be effectively prevented if modifiable risk factors are addressed. It is never too late to tackle these risk factors, but it is particularly important from middle age onwards. 

The Wicking Dementia Centre is establishing a bold new initiative that has never been attempted before. We are seeking to reduce the incidence of dementia in a whole population – the population of Tasmania – and we need your help. If we can show that we can reduce risk behaviours in our State, then we can encourage the world to take on dementia risk reduction.' 

To find out more and join up see https://island.mooc.utas.edu.au/