“Dementia 101”, by A/Professor Lee-Fay Low

This presentation will provide an overview of dementia including common types, epidemiology and treatments. It will also present highlights of current research into prevention and care, with the opportunity for Q & A.

Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low’s 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.

Lee-Fay has methodological skills in population studies, systematic reviews, clustered randomised trials, instrument development and evaluation, and translation of research into practice. She has attracted over 4 million dollars in research funding, authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles, six book chapters as well as two books (one co-authored with DAI Chair, CEO and co-founder Kate Swaffer) on dementia. She thinks that research is fun, and sometimes even admits to liking statistics.

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