In this episode of Psych Matters, Professor Lee-Fay Low is joined by Professor Henry Brodaty, Associate Professor Lyn Phillipson and Dr Meredith Gresham to discuss how to tell someone they have dementia, the evidence for post-diagnostic treatments and support, and the resources available at https://www.forwardwithdementia.org/au/
Professor Lee-Fay Low is Professor in Ageing and Health, University of Sydney. She is a registered psychologist and conducts research on rehabilitation and dementia, stigma, and interventions to improve quality of life of older people.
Professor Henry Brodaty is a researcher, clinician, policy advisor and strong advocate for people with dementia and their carers. At UNSW Sydney, he is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, and Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration. He has published extensively, is a senior psychogeriatrician at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. He serves on multiple committees for the NSW and Australian governments and WHO.
Lyn Phillipson is an Associate Professor in Public Health at University of Wollongong. Lyn has expertise in promoting understanding and change to support the creation of dementia friendly communities, improve respite for carers of people with dementia and improve dementia help-seeking and service utilisation .
Dr Meredith Gresham is an Occupational Therapist with over 35 years clinical and research experience. Her practice has focused on dementia care in residential aged care, hospitals, community, rehabilitation and palliative care settings.
Forward with Dementia https://www.forwardwithdementia.org/au/
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