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5:30 PM October 16, 2018
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The Science of Us series will investigate the science of our lives, our health and our wellbeing, delving into fertility, addiction, mental health, ageing and more.

Program 

5.30pm-6.00pm: Drinks & Canapés, Jaeger Room

6.00pm-7.00pm: Talk & Q&A, Ian Wark Theatre

About the talk

This month we will explore the ageing of our brains and our bodies, with Professor Bronwyn Kingwell (Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute) and Professor Kaarin Anstey (UNSW Sydney and NeuRA).

What happens to our bodies as we get older?

Bronwyn Kingwell will delve into how our bodies age, and the impact of our environment and genetics on our heart, blood vessels, muscles, joints and more. She will look at how chronic disease can occur as we age. But it’s not all doom and gloom! Bronwyn will also discuss how to reduce your ‘biological’ age despite advancing years.

What happens to our brains as we get older?

Cognitive abilities such as memory, mental speed, general knowledge and executive function change over the adult life course with some abilities increasing and others decreasing. Kaarin will discuss normal cognitive ageing, gender differences in cognitive abilities, the factors that influence the enhancement, maintenance and decline in brain function in ageing, and risk reducing strategies for cognitive decline.

Please note: this event will not be live-streamed

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Contact Information

Events Manager (02) 6201 9400
events@science.org.au

5:30 PM October 16, 2018

When we Age

The Science of Us series will investigate the science of our lives, our health and our wellbeing, delving into fertility, addiction, mental health, ageing and more.

Program 

5.30pm-6.00pm: Drinks & Canapés, Jaeger Room

6.00pm-7.00pm: Talk & Q&A, Ian Wark Theatre

About the talk

This month we will explore the ageing of our brains and our bodies, with Professor Bronwyn Kingwell (Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute) and Professor Kaarin Anstey (UNSW Sydney and NeuRA).

What happens to our bodies as we get older?

Bronwyn Kingwell will delve into how our bodies age, and the impact of our environment and genetics on our heart, blood vessels, muscles, joints and more. She will look at how chronic disease can occur as we age. But it’s not all doom and gloom! Bronwyn will also discuss how to reduce your ‘biological’ age despite advancing years.

What happens to our brains as we get older?

Cognitive abilities such as memory, mental speed, general knowledge and executive function change over the adult life course with some abilities increasing and others decreasing. Kaarin will discuss normal cognitive ageing, gender differences in cognitive abilities, the factors that influence the enhancement, maintenance and decline in brain function in ageing, and risk reducing strategies for cognitive decline.

Please note: this event will not be live-streamed

View the rest of the ‘Science of Us’ series

The Shine Dome,15 Gordon Street Australian Capital Territory

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