Help address the risks of dementia in Tasmanian

The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is a global research leader on the risk factors for dementia and has recently launched the ISLAND Project – the largest dementia prevention project in the world.

Through the ISLAND Project, we want to equip members of our Tasmanian community with the knowledge and information to self-manage personal risk factors that are known to increase risk of dementia if they are not managed, especially from middle age onwards. Many of these risk factors are prevalent in our population and we want to help our community members to reduce their risk of dementia and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

We need the help of our community to make the ISLAND Project a success. We hope you will help us to spread the word about this important project that aims to improve the health of our population and make a dent in dementia in Tasmania.

We are seeking your support to help us sign up over 10,000 Tasmanians who are over 50 years of age for this project. Any Tasmanian over 50 years of age can register their interest at https://islandproject.utas.edu.au/, this link also provides further information about the ISLAND Project and its aims.

We hope that you share this information and the registration link with your personal networks. We also hope you will register an interest yourself, if you are within the age group outlined above.

We hope to reach all Tasmanians over 50 years of age and especially those who are concerned about dementia and the impact it has on individuals, families and communities. Thank you for your help to engage our community to register their interest in this important project. With the help of our community, we believe we can have a positive impact on dementia in Tasmania and help Tasmania lead the world in preventing this life changing condition.

Please contact island@dementia.utas.edu.au or 6226 6977 if you have any queries.

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