Other Norwich events

Back on Track: Overcoming Challenges to the Brain

This event takes place in an accessible venue with step free access.
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
The William and Florence, 111 Unthank Road,
Norwich NR2 2PE
Sold Out!
The world we live in has a dramatic impact on our early development and later health. Join us for two talks that consider how we can ‘bounce back’ from early adversity and what we can do to protect ourselves as we age.

Major risk factors for dementia and how to identify them

Ellen Lowry (PhD Researcher at University of East Anglia)
Every day almost 600 people in the UK develop dementia. At the moment there is no known cure, but research has shown that our health in our 30s, 40s and 50s can have a particularly large impact on our chances of developing dementia. Ellen will discuss early signs of dementia based on her research exploring spatial navigation and the relationship between brain and heart health. As well as exploring what we can do to stay healthier for longer.

How poverty impacts the developing brain…and what we might do to help

Prof John Spencer (Professor in Psychology at University of East Anglia)
I will discuss recent evidence showing that poverty has a negative impact on brain development. Such impacts can be measured even in the first year of life. While poverty has consequences, I will also show data suggesting that the brain is incredibly flexible in early development, giving us hope that we can overcome these negative impacts with new intervention strategies.

Other The William and Florence events

2022-05-10 See It My Way? What We Know, What We Tell The William and Florence 111 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2PE, United Kingdom
2022-05-09 Teach ‘Em Young: Speak, Sleep, Repeat The William and Florence 111 Unthank Road, Norwich, NR2 2PE, United Kingdom