DAI “A Meeting Of The Minds” Webinar, November 28/29, 2018
Topic: “Rehabilitation for dementia: Evidence & Opportunities“
Presenter: Associate professor Lee-Fay Low
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (USA/CA/UK/EU)
Thursday, November 29, 2018 (AU/NZ/JP/SGP/TWN)
Please note: this is one event, set in a number of different time zones.
About the Webinar: Rehabilitation for dementia: evidence and opportunities
The World Health Organisation has defined rehabilitation as “a set of measures that assist individuals, who experience or are likely to experience disability, to achieve and maintain optimum functioning in interaction with their environments”. Research and practice relating to dementia is predominantly focused on prevention, disease-modifying treatment, and care. This presentation will review the current evidence for rehabilitation strategies (e.g. exercise, cognitive training, occupational therapy) in dementia, and outline several ongoing studies. Barriers to rehabilitation for dementia will also be presented.
About A/Professor Low: Lee-Fay Low (BSc Psych (Hons), PhD) is Associate Professor in Ageing and Health, NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Development Fellow, and Head of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. She is a registered psychologist with a PhD in psychiatric epidemiology.
A/Prof Low conducts research that she hopes will make a difference in the world.
Her main areas of expertise are in home and residential care for older people, wellbeing in people with dementia, dementia risk factors for dementia, dementia literacy, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She is particularly interested in developing and evaluating interventions to improve the quality of life of older people. She has methodological skills in population studies, systematic reviews, clustered randomised trials, instrument development and evaluation, and translation of research into practice.
She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, as well as two books on dementia. She is an active advocate in improving how older people are treated and cared for. Lee-Fay thinks that research is great fun, and even admits to liking statistics.
Please note: this webinar may not be made publicly available after the event; the Q & A sessions are never made publicly available to view.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – times (USA/UK/EU/CA):
10:00 am Honolulu
12:00 pm Oregon Portland/San Francisco USA
12:00 pm Vancouver CA
2:00 pm Des Moines/Chicago USA
3:00 pm New York USA
3:00 pm Toronto CA
8:00 pm London/Glasgow UK
9:00 pm Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, EU
Thursday, November 29, 2018 – times (AU/NZ/JP/IND/TWN):
6:00 am Adelaide AU
6:30 am Brisbane AU
7:00 am Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra/Tasmania AU
4:00 am Perth AU/Taipei TWN
5:00 am Tokyo, JP
9:00 am Auckland, NZ
The webinar runs for 1 hour.
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