Cognitive impairment and dementia: Understanding the disease – support for patients and carers

November 9, 2020 by J-Wire News Service
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Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital’s Wellbeing Program is tackling the topic of Dementia.

UNSW Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty. Photo: Dan White/UNSW.

The event on Wednesday 25th November at 7.30pm will be of interest for dementia patients, carers and families of people with dementia.

The moderator of the Q and A session will be freelance journalist, facilitator, trainer and speaker Julie McCrossin. Panellists will be:

Professor Henry Brodaty, an international expert in dementia research and the ageing brain, is Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at UNSW Sydney; Montefiore Chair of Healthy Brain Ageing; Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration; and Co-Director at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA).

Associate Professor Steve Macfarlane

Associate Professor Steve Macfarlane, Head of Clinical Services for The Dementia Centre at  HammondCare, will speak, amongst other things, about reductions in behaviours without the use of psychotropic medications; and The Royal Commission and how it relates to dementia care.

Professor Lynn Chenoweth is Professor of Nursing at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Sydney. The benefits of a carer coaching program will be part of what Julie will talk about with her.

Dr Allan Shell

Dr Allan Shell, a GP who works at the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, UNSW Sydney, is concerned with improving outcomes for a timely diagnosis and management of dementia in general practice.                                                 

There’ll be information relevant to both Sydney and Melbourne viewers.

To register to view this important Wolper Wellbeing Zoom webinar, please register at

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