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Island Project is calling

CommunityJoanne Eisemann

MEANDER VALLEY Community Radio is proud to assist the University of Tasmania Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre with its state-wide ISLAND Project.

As Rijke from MVFM has said on air, ‘Our little island will play a major role in making life better for future generations worldwide’.

The Dementia Centre is a global research leader on the risk factors for dementia and this will be the largest dementia prevention study in the world, to date.

Tasmania has the oldest population in Australia and relatively high rates of many dementia risk factors.

The research is aimed at finding out the possible contributing factors in lifestyle and health, which are not only linked to dementia, but to many other common chronic conditions and illnesses in older adults.

By registering, you will be joining over 9000 Tasmanians already committed to helping the Island Project.

The immediate goal is to recruit 10 000 volunteers aged 50 and over. Anyone in that age group can register online at www.island@dementia.utas.

If you would like further information, phone Helen on 03-62666977.