Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Primary Care and Population Health Seminar: Challenges in delivering Innovative Interventions for Dementia, by Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low

21 July 2017, 1:00 pm


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This talk will present three different interventions for people with dementia. CareToons is an online program on management of behaviour changes for carers of people with dementia. The presentation will describe how CareToons was co-designed, and difficulties encountered during the pilot. We Think You Can Dance is a program combining exercise, social interaction and cognitive stimulation for nursing home residents with dementia. The pilot project and current delivery will be described. LifeFul is a program to change nursing home practice towards relationship and restorative-focused care. The program logic and challenges during roll-out will be discussed. @ucl_pcph https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/pcph-blog/

Lee-Fay Low (BSc Psych (Hons), PhD), is Associate Professor in Ageing and Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. She is a registered psychologist with a PhD in psychiatric epidemiology. A/Prof Low's main areas of expertise are in home and residential care for older people, wellbeing in people with dementia, risk factors for dementia, dementia literacy, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She is particularly interested in developing and evaluating interventions to improve the quality of life of older people. She has methodological skills in population studies, systematic reviews, clustered randomised trials, instrument development and evaluation, and translation of research into practice. She has authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles, six book chapters as well as two books on dementia. She thinks that research is fun, and sometimes even admits to liking statistics. www.ucl.ac.uk/pcph/research-groups-themes/age-stud-pub