Cognitive training for behavioural and psychological symptoms in young onset dementia

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Psychiatry
Location
Royal Women’s Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au 0383443357 Personal web page

Summary This project focused on the development and evaluation of an intervention targeting BPSD in people with young onset dementia

Project Details

People with Young Onset Dementia (YOD) often display a range of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) which cause a great deal of distress and burden. This project focuses on the development and evaluation of a cognitive-training intervention targeting impaired cognitive, meta-cognitive and affective processes thought to underlie BPSD in this heterogeneous population. The honours or masters-level student will work closely with a PhD student who is driving this area of research, and will be given an opportunity to make an independent contribution to this research program. Interest and experience with the use of emerging intervention technologies, old age and dementia, and clinical trial methodology are preferred.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Ageing



Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Psychiatry

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Research Node

Royal Women’s Hospital

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