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15 Apr 2021 - Healthy Brains for Healthy Populations

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Register now for the Institute of Public Health’s webinar focused on healthy brains for healthy populations. The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 15th at 11am via Zoom and you can register here. 

Dr Claire McEvoy from Queen’s University Belfast will explore the issue and public health approaches to keeping our brains fit and healthy for longer.

The population on the island of Ireland continues to live longer – but how can we keep our brains healthier for longer too? Good brain health supports cognitive function, mental health and overall wellbeing.

According to the World Health Organization, by 2050 the number of people living with dementia will more than triple – reaching 152 million. There is currently no known prevention or cure for dementia – but up to 40% of cases could potentially be prevented by public health and lifestyle interventions.