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This lecture will address the evidence linking sleep and circadian disturbance with cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative disease including mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
It will cover practical ways to assess for sleep disturbance and the current optimal methods of treatment.
If you cannot attend in person at the Brisbane QUT Kelvin Grove venue you can attend at a Videoconference site.
Should you wish to attend the guest lecture at any of the Queensland regional video-conference sites, please contact the person listed for that venue in the PDF.
- Date September 25, 2018
- Time from 05:00 PM
- Time to 06:30 PM
- Location / Region Queensland/ Kelvin Grove
- Asset Type Guest Lecture
- Learning Pathway Discovery
- Topic Areas Dementia (general)
- Target Audience Residential Aged Care, In Home or Community-Based Care, Hospital, Private Practice, Primary Care, Respite Care, Hospice or Palliative Care, Transition Care
- Target Occupations Medical & Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health & Care Support, Services, Management & Administration, Person Living with Dementia / Family Carer, Researcher, Academic, Undergraduate Student
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Groups, Younger Onset Dementia, Homeless Persons, Veterans, LGBTIQ, Care Leavers, Rural, Remote, Metropolitan
- Event Flyer Guest-Lecture-Flyer-25.09.18-.pdf
- Knowledge Translation Thinking, Doing
Professor Sharon Naismith
Professor Naismith is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, NHMRC Dementia Leadership Fellow and Leonard P Ullman Chair in Psychology at the University of Sydney. Her Healthy Brain Ageing Program focuses on modifiable risk factors and interventions for cognitive decline and dementia. She has co-authored > 230 papers, and has been cited >7800 times. She is a Chief Investigator on grants totalling $27.5million including the national Australian Dementia Network and leads a new Centre of Research Excellence to optimise sleep in neurodegenerative disease.
- To describe the sleep-wake system and various factors that may impact upon it
- To explain the nature of sleep wake disturbance in neurodegenerative disease
- To present evidence-based methods for treating sleep-wake disturbance.
1 hour lecture equals 1 point (Nursing) (Allied Health)
If you cannot attend the Brisbane venue you can attend at a videoconference site: Should you wish to attend the guest lecture at any of the regional videoconference sites, please contact the videoconference coordinator listed for the venue you wish to attend on the flyer linked above.
- Registrations Open: 27 Aug 2018
- Registrations Close: 20 Sep 2018
Blamey Street, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia