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Putting the brakes on dementia – a MedConnect panel event

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One in five of us who reach late middle age can expect to develop dementia.

It’s the leading cause of death in women in Australia and the second leading cause of death overall. And currently there is no cure.

Join host ABC journalist Tegan Taylor at 6pm on Wednesday, April 27 as she talks to the chair of the Dementia Australia board, Professor Graeme Samuel, and geriatrician Dr Stephanie Ward, UNSW Senior Research Fellow from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) about the challenges imposed by this disease.

Without a medical breakthrough, dementia will cost the economy $6 billion this year in healthcare and loss of productivity – and that number is set to triple by 2050.

What can we, as researchers, clinicians, employees, loved ones and the community, do in the battle to tackle it?

Hear some of the world’s leading experts discussing what you and your loved ones can do to help put the brakes on this cruel and debilitating disease.

WHEN: 6pm-7pm AEST, Wednesday April 27, 2022

WHERE: Online. Register here.

About MedConnect

MedConnect is an exciting digital series proudly hosted by UNSW Medicine & Health, where a range of esteemed experts and presenters discuss some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare today and into the future.

This event will be available on the UNSW Medicine & Health Facebook page and the UNSW YouTube channel.

A link to watch the livestream will be sent on the event day to registered attendees.

Can’t tune in to the event? Register to receive the on-demand recording.

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