Free public lecture and performance

Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria will host a free public lecture from international expert, Professor Henry Brodaty, followed by a free performance to mark Dementia Awareness Week this September.

International expert of ageing and dementia, Professor Henry Brodaty, will explore the benefits of an early dementia diagnosis and risk reduction strategies during a free public lecture to mark Dementia Awareness Week, on Friday 17 September in Melbourne.

Professor Brodaty will delve into the issue of neuropsychological testing, answer the prominent question of how an early diagnosis can be made and explain the benefits of a dementia prevention program.

His presentation will be followed by a free show from the KAGE physical theatre group who will perform an exclusive excerpt of their new show.

Sundowner, created in partnership by KAGE and Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria, will star Helen Morse, Stuart Christie, Michelle Heaven, Gerard Van Dyck and five original Tivoli Lovelies.

Both the presentation and the performance will take place at BMW Edge at Federation Square (corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne). For more information or to register your attendance, click here or phone (03) 9815 7800.

Dementia Awareness Week will run from 16 to 26 September and will feature a number of other events happening throughout the country. To find out more click here.

Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Henry Brodaty (below), is also the director of Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW and the head of the Memory Disorders Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.

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