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CWF 2017 – Nicola Gates In Conversation


Nicola Gates In Conversation

One way to do that is to reduce your risk of dementia by up to 60 per cent by making simple lifestyle changes as outlined in Dr Nicola Gates’ A Brain for Life which combines cutting-edge evidence with practical lifestyle and “brainstyle” tips for better living.

Nicola Gates, PhD
Nicola Gates PhD, author of A Brain for Life, is a clinical neuropsychologist, neuroscientist, and conjoint lecturer with the Centre of Healthy Brain Ageing UNSW.  She earned her Doctorate in Neuropsychiatry investigating physical exercise, cognitive training and psychological wellbeing for dementia prevention and continues to investigate health promotion and disease prevention.  She has spoken to thousands about the importance of life-style and mind-style for total health and positive living, and is well published in academic journals and general media.  When not researching and promoting wellbeing Nicola continues to improve individuals’ lives through her private clinic brain and mind psychology in Sydney.

About the book

Reduce your risk of dementia! Dementia is the second highest killer of Australians today – don’t become a statistic!

How we live has a powerful effect on our brain. So by making simple lifestyle changes, we can keep our brains strong as we age and reduce our risk of dementia.

This practical, step-by-step guide will help you to build brain power and prevent brain burnout. Neuropsychologist Nicola Gates draws on cutting-edge research to explain the amazing roles our health and fitness, as well as mental activity, play in brain health. And she shares the simple steps we can all take to keep our brains fit and active.

A Brain for Life is published by HarperCollins.

Buy the book from the festival’s bookshop partner Dymocks.