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Dementia Workshop - 8 September

The Lancet Commissions:
Dementia prevention, intervention, and care.

About the workshop

Dementia is the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century. It occurs mainly in people older than 65 years, so increases in numbers and cost are driven, worldwide, by increased longevity resulting from the welcome reduction in people dying prematurely.

The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care met to consolidate the huge strides that have been made and the emerging knowledge as to what we should do to prevent and mange dementia.

The Dunedin School of Medicine workshop will present the recommendations made by the Lancet Commission, discuss the relevance to our health care system with special emphasis on Otago and the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) and collate suggestions for dissemination of the novel strategies on prevention, intervention and care for people struggling with dementia and their families.

This event is co- hosted by Department of Medicine and Department of Psychological Medicine (Dunedin School of Medicine) and CARE (Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence) Research Theme.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Marie McLaughlin (Department of Medicine)
Prof Paul Glue (Department of Psychological Medicine)
A/Professor Yoram Barak (Department of Psychological Medicine)


Dementia Symposium Programme
1 - 1.15pmA brief introduction:
A/Prof Debra Waters – CARE (Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence, University of Otago Research Theme)
Methodological overview:
Prof Ngaire Kerse – BRNZ (Brain Research New Zealand)
1.15 - 2.15pmPresenting topical areas:
Prevention – A/Prof Yoram Barak
Intervention – Professor Paul Glue
Care – Dr Brent Hyslop
Sensory Deprivation – Dr Marie McLaughlin
2.15 -3.30pmBreak out into interest groups:
Prevention – Dr Stephen Chalcroft
Intervention – Professor Paul Glue
Care – Dr Brent Hyslop
Imaging - Dr Marie McLaughlin
3.30 - 3.50pmAfternoon Tea
3.50 - 4.50pmFeedback from interest groups – 15 minutes per group
4.50 - 5pmClosing remarks: A/P Yoram Barak

Date and time

8th September, 1pm -5pm
Venue details: Hutton Lecutre Theatre, Otago Museum

RSVP: by 4th September