Post-diagnostic Support for People with Dementia and Carers: Unmet Needs and Evidence for Rehabilitation

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Australians with dementia and carers often report receiving minimal supports following diagnosis. This webinar will describe their unmet needs for information, psychosocial support, treatments to optimise function and wellbeing. It will present the strong evidence base that physical exercise, cognitive stimulation therapy, occupational therapy and carer programs improve outcomes for people with dementia. It will outline the emerging evidence for the benefits of psychotherapy, multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs, and a Mediterranean diet. Finally practical suggestions will be made on how clinicians can help people with dementia and carers to obtain rehabilitation and other supports after diagnosis. Forward with Dementia has information written for people with dementia and carers on understanding the diagnosis, coming to terms with dementia, managing changes, supporting wellbeing and making plans and decisions.

This webinar will be presented by Professor Lee-Fay Low of The University of Sydney, with a live Q&A featuring CHeBA Co-Director Professor Henry Brodaty and chaired by Associate Professor Lyn Phillipson of The University of Wollongong.

Event date: 
Thu, 11/11/2021 - 5:00pm
Open to: 
All Welcome
Event Type: 
Seminar
Contact for inquiries: 
For more information contact Laurie Mock - l.mock@unsw.edu.au
Booking deadline: 
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