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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT CHANGED BEHAVIOUR IN DEMENTIA?
Capacity Australia in partnership with the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration(DCRC), UNSW are hosting a FREE national webinar as part of the government funded Empowered Project. The webinar will cover:
• Changed behaviour and psychological symptoms in dementia;
• Medication use in dementia and
• Rights of people with dementia and their supporters to be informed decision makers about the care they receive.
The webinar will be presented by Professor Carmelle Peishah and Professor Henry Brodaty, leaders in dementia, prescribing for older people and human rights and elder abuse.
Following registration for the webinar you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to complete a pre-webinar knowledge questionnaire. It is not compulsory to complete the questionnaire in order to participate in the webinar, however it assists us in understanding the public’s knowledge of the issues we are covering and evaluate the Empowered Project.
Professor Henry Brodaty
Professor Brodaty is a researcher, clinician, policy advisor and strong advocate for people with dementia and their carers. At the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, he is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Montefiore Chair of Health Brain Ageing, Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, and Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration. As well as being a prolific researcher with over 500 publications in refereed journals, he is a senior psychogeriatrician and Head of the Memory Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.
Professor Brodaty was previously President of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and President of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW and Alzheimer’s Australia. In 2000 he became an officer of the Order of Australia and in June 2016 received the Ryman Prize for the world’s best development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people.
Professor Carmelle Peisah
Lead Empowered project, President Capacity Australia, Conjoint Professor UNSW; Clinical Associate Professor Sydney University; Old Age and Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist.