Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: Cognisance

26 Nov 2020

Dr Meredith Gresham | Meet Our Researcher Series

For Dr Meredith Gresham, dementia presents as a pandemic itself. Future incidence projections indicate skyrocketing levels of dementia over the next fifty years. However, there is a growing evidence base for activities and interventions which may delay the onset of dementia and improve quality of life and function after diagnosis. Dr Gresham is currently co-ordinating CHeBA’s COGNISANCE Project which aims to develop practical toolkits for people with dementia, care partners and health and social care professionals. These toolkits will facilitate better coping with the diagnosis and support… Read More
19 Aug 2020

Lauren King | Meet Our Researcher Series

Research Assistant Lauren King hopes that through CHeBA’s COGNISANCE Project we will achieve global impact on the quality of dementia care and available support services, particularly in those countries where dementia research and support remain quite limited.   How did you get into researching the ageing brain? At university, I worked in a number of voluntary and paid research assistant roles on projects running in the experimental psychology department. I really enjoyed the systematic approach of research design and implementation whilst working on these projects.   Did you experience… Read More
14 Jul 2020

Diagnosing Dementia

Dr Meredith Gresham Study CoordinatorMany people currently living with dementia never receive a formal diagnosis. Although exact figures for Australia are unknown, it is estimated that between 44 and 70% of people with dementia in the UK and Canada – countries with similar health care systems to ours – remain undiagnosed. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International this ‘treatment gap’ is even greater in low and middle income countries; one study in India suggested 90% of people remain undiagnosed.  The fear of dementia sometimes discourages people from seeking a diagnosis. Sometimes, the… Read More