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Dementia Awareness Month – Ch9 Mornings
24 September 2015
>Helena speaks with David Campbell and Sonia Kruger on Channel 9 Mornings about caring for her father.
In Search of my Father – 4BC 1116 Mornings – Gina Baker
14 October, 2013
1. Improving brain performance by challenging our learning and problem solving skills.
2. Having meaningful and fulfilling social interactions.
3. Maintaining physical activity
Dr Popovic tells the story of caring for her father. She says the day he suggested visiting a cousin in Serbia, she booked tickets. The transformation that occurred in his condition was due to his focus on positive experiences that came from being able to contribute and being treated as a hero by his family. The focus was no longer on what was wrong.
Neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to regenerate. In years past, says Popovic, the brain was thought to be the only organ that can’t repair. This is not so and if we believe we have no hope we actively suppress our immune systems.
The good news is dementia is a lifestyle disease rather than a genetic lottery as many people think.
Obesity Battle Key in Fighting Dementia – 3 News – New Zealand
10 March 2014
Tips for Carers of Those With Dementia – ABC 702 – James Valentine
22 October 2012
Dr Helena Popovic is a dementia expert and the author of ‘In Search of My Father’, a book about her experiences caring for her father who suffers with vascular dementia.
Dr Popovic has previously joined us to talk about a number of dementia-related issues.
Today, the focus of the interview was on providing tips to carers of those who suffer with dementia, from Dr Popovic and also listening to callers to the program and their experiences.
A daughters determination to try and defy dementia – ABC Radio National – Natasha Mitchell
14 March 2012
In 2010 Helena Popovic’s mother died and Helena was left wondering what would happen to her father, who was grief-stricken and suffering from dementia. Matters were taken in hand when her father informed his only child that he would die if he didn’t live with her. Two years later Helena Popovic has written about being her dad’s carer and the steps she’s taken to try to defy his dementia.
Change Your Mind, Train My Brain – Women’s Health & Fitness
To Harness Neuroplasticity, Start with Enthusiasm – Sharp Brains
31 January 2012
For millennia, however, we were oblivious to our enormous creative capabilities. We had no idea that our brains were changing in response to our actions and attitudes, every day of our lives. So we unconsciously and randomly shaped our brains and our latter years because we believed we had an immutable brain that was at the mercy of our genes. Read More…
Tips for Professional Presenting – How to Present
YOUR BRAIN LOVES SINGING
Training Clowns to be Doctors – Training Australia Magazine
Volume 5, No. 3
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ARTICLES WRITTEN BY AND FEATURING DR HELENA POPOVIC
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