Keeping our brain healthy is the smart thing to do.
Introducing our speaker, Michelle Denman.
Michelle is a Registered Nurse with over 21 years working in the healthcare industry. Completing her Master of Nursing in 2016 specialising in education, health promotion, caring for older adults and palliative care. Michelle has worked as a Facilitator for Dementia Australia, providing a variety of dementia education sessions to healthcare professionals and community groups across Gippsland. This pivotal role provided Michelle with many opportunities to increase her knowledge related to dementia and brain health providing her a deep understanding of how we can influence our own brain health. Losing her father to Lewy Body Dementia, brain health and reducing the risks of dementia is something Michelle is passionate about. Keeping busy with eight children, multiple animals, living on a hobby farm, volunteering as a Guide for the Violet Initiative in supporting those caring for a loved one during the last stages of life as well as studying for a Master of Health - Michelle certainly enjoys a full and varied life!
With no current cure to dementia and high prevalence anticipated; engaging in preventative measures is key. No need to wait to learn more on how we can keep our brains healthy, it’s time to start now. Our brain is our most valuable asset, why not help it? ‘Keeping Your Brain Healthy is the Smart Thing to Do’ covers the following areas:
1. Prevalence and risks of dementia
- latest dementia statistics
- those at risk of developing dementia
- factors that reduce the risk of dementia
2. The importance of keeping a healthy and active mind
- Non-modifiable and modifiable factors
- Impact of lifestyle choices
- Impact of health issues
3. Interventions for prevention
- Building brain reserve
- Healthy heart, healthy body, healthy mind
- Eat, Play, Rest
PLUS BONUS simple meditation exercise presented by Nicole Thackray to show you how simple it can be to change your relationship with your thoughts.
We invite both women and men to attend.
WONTHAGGI WORKMEN'S CLUB
75 Graham St, Wonthaggi
Tickets - $45 Members, $60 Non-Members