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May 26, 2024

Call to look after your brain

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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Shh – it’s Secret Bridesmaid’s Business

It is the very eve of Meg’s wedding – her mother is fussing over every detail and her best friends are doing little to help. The wedding is the gala event that Meg has dreamed of since she was a girl and one that has taken far too long to come true. But, anything that can go wrong does until the veil is lifted on an unhappy secret, and Meg’s dream is rocked by a revelation she doesn’t want to be true.

NSW Gov’t promises to fast-track super battery storage

State government investment in major battery projects across NSW is to be increased and fast-tracked, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said on Wednesday.

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New attractions for Mullum2Bruns Paddle

There’s new free activities to enjoy at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads after this year’s Mullum2Bruns Paddle, which will be held this Sunday, May 26, from 9.30am till 2.30pm.

Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are again appealing for public assistance to locate Gage Wilson, a man missing from Mullumbimby, since Saturday, 18 May.

Brain

Australians are being encouraged to make sure their brain matters during Dementia Awareness Week, September 16–22, by making changes to lead a ‘brain healthy’ lifestyle.

John Watkins, CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, said while there is, as yet, no cure, scientific research shows it may be possible to reduce your risk of developing dementia, or delay the onset, by taking action in your 30s, 40s and 50s.

‘Already there are an estimated 109,000 people living with dementia in NSW,’ Mr Watkins said.

‘As our population ages that number is set to skyrocket to 132,000 in less than ten years. But it’s never too late to take time out to look after your brain health.

‘It can be as simple as going for a walk, eating more fruit and vegetables or looking after your cholesterol and blood pressure. The time to act is now.”

Head to www.yourbrainmatters.org.au to find out more about how to lead a ‘brain healthy’ lifestyle.

In the Ballina and Lismore state electorates there are an estimated 2,300 people living with dementia. That is expected to soar to about 7,300 by 2050.

More than 320,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than half a million by 2030. Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure.

The National Dementia Helpline is 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available.


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