Ngaire Hobbins

Ngaire Hobbins

An Accredited Practising Dietitian with a widely varied career, specialising in gerontology, aged care, brain health and dementia in the past two decades.

Ngaire’s passion lies in helping all older people enjoy independent, productive and fulfilling lives in their later years, whether they live in their own homes or in assisted care.

Primarily a clinician, she especially relishes opportunities to translate complex science into language and sensible, practical advice for everyday people. Her three books: Eat To Cheat Ageing, Eat To Cheat Dementia and Better Brain Food, offer evidence based advice in everyday language, alerting older and younger adults alike to the unique nutrition needs of ageing and how combining the right food with activity helps avoid malnutrition-related physical and mental decline.

Ngaire is an engaging, informative speaker to professional and non-professional audiences, an outspoken advocate for age-friendly communities and active ageing strategies.

An Accredited Practising Dietitian with a widely varied career, specialising in gerontology, aged care, brain health and dementia in the past two decades.

Ngaire’s passion lies in helping all older people enjoy independent, productive and fulfilling lives in their later years, whether they live in their own homes or in assisted care.

Primarily a clinician, she especially relishes opportunities to translate complex science into language and sensible, practical advice for everyday people. Her three books: Eat To Cheat Ageing, Eat To Cheat Dementia and Better Brain Food, offer evidence based advice in everyday language, alerting older and younger adults alike to the unique nutrition needs of ageing and how combining the right food with activity helps avoid malnutrition-related physical and mental decline.

Ngaire is an engaging, informative speaker to professional and non-professional audiences, an outspoken advocate for age-friendly communities and active ageing strategies.

 

Workshop session

It is essential that any initiative addressing the needs of Elders incorporates awareness of the distinct difference in nutritional needs between older and younger adults. This is widely under-appreciated by health professionals and everyday people alike, and rarely recognised in public health education initiatives, negatively impacting the physical/cognitive capacity and quality of life of our elders. This presentation outlines the unique aspects of older age nutrition, highlights issues created by inappropriate nutritional intake and offers practical guidelines and advice to maximise health and quality of life for our elders, whether living independently or in assisted care.