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Intouch : In Touch Autumn 2012
6 IN TOUCH AUTUMN 2012 ALZNSW PARTNERS WITH VETERANS' AFFAIRS AlzNSW and the Department of Veterans' Affairs have joined together to offer a series of free presentations on the Alzheimer's Australia national dementia risk reduction program, Mind your Mind. The Mind your Mind program is designed to help reduce the risk of developing dementia and promotes a 'brain healthy' lifestyle -- one that is physically, mentally and socially healthy. Commencing in February and running until June, the presentations will take place at 18 locations across the Hunter region. The free presentations are supported by AlzNSW, the Department of Veterans' Affairs and Men's Health Peer Education program, and people of all ages are encouraged to attend. Following the Mind your Mind guidelines does not guarantee that you won't develop dementia, but research shows it may help reduce your risk and may even delay the onset of dementia, which currently affects an estimated 280,000 Australians. NEWS CONGRATULATIONS Janet Godsell from AlzNSW has been awarded the Diversional Therapy Australia Professional Development Award. This is a well-deserved acknowledgement of Janet’s commitment and achievements in her feld. NORTH RYDE FACELIFT AlzNSW's Vincent Fairfax Family Resource Centre at North Ryde has received a much-needed facelift, thanks to funding from the NSW State Government. Over the past few months the existing building has been upgraded, with the addition of a counselling room, a new kitchen, new carpet, paving in the garden area, painting inside and outside, a new pergola and gazebo, new furniture, sensor lights and more. Thanks to Ageing Disability and Home Care, and NSW Government Community Builders for the funds for the refurbishment. COMING EVENTS GUEST SPEAKER Professor Sube Banerjee MBBS MD MSc FRCPsych will be in Sydney in May as part of a national seminar series for Alzheimer's Australia. Professor Banerjee leads the Centre for Innovation and Evaluation in Mental Health in the Health Services Research Department of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. He is a consultant old age psychiatrist in South London and is Clinical Director of old age psychiatry at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. What: Professor Sube Banerjee seminar Where: Theatrette, NSW Parliament House When: Monday 21 May, 10.30am- 12.00 noon; registration from 10am T: (02) 9805 0100 YOD FORUM A forum for people with Younger Onset Dementia (YOD), their carers and community care service providers will be held in April. Focusing on the unique support and service needs of people with dementia who are aged under 65, and their family carers, the forum will provide insights and perspectives from both consumers and service providers. What: YOD forum Where: Mercure Sydney Hotel, George Street, Sydney When: Wednesday 18 April, 9am to 4pm Contact: Gail Longhurst E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: (02) 8875 4640 B A B E A G R E E M E N T S L A G L L A I E A I R N O I S E P A G A N C E A S V L H D K U D O S T R A V E S T Y B H E T F M E M O T I O N E M A N A T E R F N S L S R E F U G E S I N H A L E S Y I I N T E I C E R I N K S R I S E N A I I A T A T G Q U A I L T E A R Y A T E U L E R N S I R A S S I S T A N T S A D D S CROSSWORD SOLUTION
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