Brain health

Brain Health information: A selection of recent resources on brain health 


Consultant Psychogeriatrician and Associate Professor Dr Yoram Barak presented his address Brain Health: What do we really know at the Christchurch Knowledge Exchange in March 2020. Click here for his Power Point presentation.


Desiree Dickerson,  neuroscientist and clinical psychologist,  spoke with Ellen Jackson on her Podcast Potential Pyschology about 'Ageing Smart'. Click here to listen to the podcast.


Professor Yoram Barak, Consultant Psychogeriatrician at Dunedin Public Hospital, is the author of "Preventing Alzheimer's Disease", The following presentation presents a synthesis of recent research into protective factors that may help reduce the risk of dementia.
Mixed Brain Maintenance by Prof Yoram Barak, MD, MHA  [view PDF format


Resources from Brain Awareness Week 2019: Neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Desiree Dickerson's presentations . Click here to view her website. 

How the brain changes and adapts https://youtu.be/aHECY5w7dEE
The significance of challenging the brain https://youtu.be/gxxSaeGLel0
The importance of sleep https://youtu.be/Ssy_7YL7b84
The impact of exercise https://youtu.be/LW8NOfkrJps
Lifestyle strategies and the role of stress https://youtu.be/ivCNN74MjS4
Socialising https://youtu.be/uojWKlbKvZg
Reminiscing and Nostalgia https://youtu.be/jU-aNLEfmjw