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Neuropsychological assessments of cognitive impairment: an overview

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Date: Friday 5 May 2017
Venue: TD144 Hawthorn Campus

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Seminar Series on Ageing

This talk will cover the different neuropsychological profiles of a range of different diseases that cause dementia, exploring:

  • symptom areas of cognitive decline
  • behaviour change
  • social cognition impairment.

The talk will also provide information about the role of neuropsychologists in the diagnosis of dementia, management of behavioural symptoms and decision-making capacity assessment.

Presenter

Dr Luke Smith is a clinical neuropsychologist who specialises in dementia and other progressive neurological diseases.

About the Seminar Series

Swinburne’s Seminar Series on Ageing has been running for more than five years and is the only one of its kind in Australia. The series attracts presenters who are experts in geropsychology and covers issues relating to late life conditions and treatments.

The seminars are suitable for clinicians and trainee clinicians but can be understood by a broader range of people including consumers, families and carers. The Seminar Series is free and open to the public.

About the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults is a confidential counselling and support service for older adults living in residential and community settings. This service is run by psychology, counselling and social work students through Swinburne University of Technology.

The clinic also provides aged care professionals with mental health training and conducts research on the psychology of ageing.

Contact Information: Sunil Bhar
Email: sbhar@swin.edu.au Tel: +61 3 9214 8371