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The risk of dementia in Tasmania

CommunityJoanne Eisemann
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THE WICKING Dementia Research and Education Centre at UTAS has recently launched the ISLAND Project, the largest dementia prevention project in the world.

The Project aims to give Tasmanians the knowledge and information to self-manage personal risk factors known to increase risk of dementia. Spreading the word is vital to making the ISLAND Project a success so the Project is asking for support to sign up over 10 000 Tasmanians over 50 years of age.

To register interest or find out more about the project go to https://islandproject.utas. edu.au/, or contact island@ dementia.utas.edu.au or 6266 6977 for more information.