Brain health sem­i­nar for Bay

Havelock North Village Press - - Front Page -

Cel­e­brated neu­ro­plas­tic­ity and healthy brain spe­cial­ist Dr He­lena Popovic will visit Napier on Sun­day, April 3, for a once-only speak­ing ap­pear­ance at 2pm at the Mu­nic­i­pal Theatre.

Dr Popovic is an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed spe­cial­ist on brain health and how peo­ple can im­prove their brains at any age. The Alzheimers So­ci­eties of Napier and Hast­ings are pro­mot­ing the ben­e­fits of healthy brains by bring­ing Dr Popovic to speak to an ex­pected large au­di­ence.

Alzheimers Napier and Alzheimers Hast­ings Man­agers, Ta­nia Roebuck and Ch­eryl Robin­son say the ses­sion, Boost your Brain and Defy De­men­tia, is an in­spi­ra­tional sem­i­nar about how peo­ple can take pos­i­tive ac­tion and achieve ex­tra­or­di­nary re­sults. The Alzheimer so­ci­eties say this is a sem­i­nar that any­body who is in­ter­ested in the long-term health of their brain and gen­eral well-be­ing as they age should go to.

Dr Popovic has proved that at any age we can sharpen think­ing, im­prove con­cen­tra­tion and mem­ory and ex­pand cre­ativ­ity. The emerg­ing field of neu­ro­plas­tic­ity, or how the brain can change its own struc­ture and func­tion ac­cord­ing to what we do, how we be­have and we think, is at the heart of Dr Popovic's work. Dr Popovic knows that help­ing peo­ple in th­ese ways re­duces the risk of de­vel­op­ing de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety dis­or­ders and Alzheimers dis­ease.

Education to help look af­ter your brain is rel­e­vant to any age and it is part of the Alzheimers So­ci­eties' work to pro­mote in­clu­sion of brain health in an over­all healthy life­style.

Dr Popovic is a pop­u­lar busi­ness speaker in Aus­tralia and does a lot of work help­ing peo­ple im­prove their em­ploy­ees' per­for­mance.

Tick­ets for Dr Popovic's sem­i­nar are avail­able at the Mu­nic­i­pal Theatre, Napier or on­line through Tick­etek.

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