If you ask old people what they're worried about, it's not the economy, its not even about Coronavirus (although they are worried about that), it's dementia; which affects 50 million people globally. World leading authority on ageing and dementia, Dr Henry Brodaty AO, teaches us practical techniques we can all employ to enhance our brain health and to help prevent or delay the onset of dementia. Professor Brodaty is a researcher, clinician, policy advisor and strong advocate for people with dementia and their carers. At the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, he is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Montefiore Chair of Health Brain Ageing, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, and Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration. As well as being a prolific researcher with over 600 publications in refereed journals, he is a senior psychogeriatrician and Head of the Memory Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.
Professor Brodaty was previously President of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and President of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and Alzheimer’s Australia. In 2000 he became an officer of the Order of Australia and in June 2016 received the Ryman Prize for the world’s best development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx