Tassie Dementia Talks: Dr George Razay

Tassie Dementia Talks

Dr George Razay

2021 Tasmania Australian of the Year nominee

My Personal Journey into the Prevention and Treatment of Dementia: New Hope 

Dr Razay is a general physician and geriatrician, Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic and Dementia Research Centre at the Launceston General Hospital.

This presentation will cover his research into the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease including the role of lipids, obesity, the metabolic syndrome and exercise. The importance of his findings were highlighted in the Global Burden of Disease, published by the Lancet Neurology 2019.

He will also report on the new findings into the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus, a treatable form of dementia that is often missed. The study is the first world-wide to report that the condition is more common than has been previously thought, and that at least 15% of participants with memory problem may have the condition. The findings show improvements in cognition, balance, and walking following shunt surgery with patients no longer requiring walking aids or admission to a nursing home.

Register for the event by emailing launcestonmemorycentre@gmail.com or texting 0407 803 276.

When

  • Friday, 21 May 2021 | 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Location

Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart 7000  View Map

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