NICM HRI Seminar 2020 - Building your Best Day for Dementia Prevention

Event Name NICM HRI Seminar 2020 - Building your Best Day for Dementia Prevention
Start Date 17 Feb 2020 12:00 pm
End Date 17 Feb 2020 1:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

NICM Health Research Institute presents Dr Ashleigh Smith, Senior Research Fellow; Steering Committee Member for the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity Research Group at the University of South Australia; and Chief Investigating Officer on a Boosting Dementia Priority grant.

Join our guest seminar speaker, Dr Ashleigh Smith (opens in a new window), as she discusses brain health and dementia prevention based on what we know about the right mix of sleep, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Dr Smith is an emerging research leader whose research is positioned at the nexus of neuroscience, exercise physiology and cognitive ageing. She has held consecutive research fellowships since 2013 and is the recipient of more than $3 million in competitive research grants and leads a national multidisciplinary team.


The number of people living with dementia in Australia is expected to increase from 459,000 people to over 1 million by 2058. Despite these projections there is a lack of effective medical interventions that prevent, treat or slow dementia. In the absence of this, the current best strategy is to reduce an individuals risk through modifying their dementia risk factors. Up to 30 per cent of late life dementia may be attributable to modifiable lifestyle risk factors such as poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking and diabetes to name a few. Dr Smith's presentation 'Building your best day for dementia prevention' will explore this and more, so come along for an interesting discussion and light lunch.

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Event details

WHEN: Monday 17 February 2020
TIME: 12pm to 1pm
VENUE: NICM Health Research Institute, Ground Floor, 158-160 Hawkesbury Road, Western Sydney University, Westmead Campus, Westmead
COST: Free and open to all, light lunch served
RSVP: Registration for this event closed 12pm AEDT, Friday 14 February

Transport and parking

Public transport - Visit Transport NSW(opens in a new window) for up to date travel information.

Walk - The Westmead campus at 158-160 Hawkesbury Road is less than a five-minute walk from Westmead train station.

Drive - Parking is not available onsite at Westmead Campus. Visitors are encouraged to view Google Maps(opens in a new window) for parking options in this area. Several private parking complexes are within short walking, as well as street parking.

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