12 January 2009

DCRC Newsletters available online

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre's newsletters are now available online from http://www.dementia.unsw.edu.au/DCRCweb.nsf/page/newsletters

The lastest issue, December 2008 includes:
  • Launch of a new node led by Leon Flicker from Perth, which is focusing on Rural and Remote Dementia and several key publications.
  • Proposal of '2-stream' re-organisation of the 'Prevention, Early Intervention and Risk Reduction’ node to ‘Early Detection and Diagnosis' and 'Prevention and Intervention'.
  • Consumer, Carers and Social Research’s three overarching themes are: quality of life for people with dementia; use of technologies to enhance independence and sustain community living for longer; new models of care for persons with dementia, including consumer-directed care.
  • DCRC projects in focus:
    *Evaluation of an early intervention support model of people with early stage dementia and their caregivers.
    *A longitudinal study of Prospective Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.
    *Nutritional challenges for family caregivers and persons with dementia.
    *A Pilot Test of a Modified RUDAS in an Urban Aboriginal Population
  • Younger Onset Dementia Summit 23-24 February 2009

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