Goal-directed cognitive rehabilitation for self-management in older diabetic adults

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs alex.bahar@unimelb.edu.au 0383872480 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Jonathan Shaw jonathan.shaw@baker.edu.au

Project Details

Older adults with diabetes are at risk for cognitive decline and dementia. Self-management in diabetes is key to the prevention of secondary complications, including cognitive decline. However, self-management may be affected by mild or even subtle cognitive changes, as well as by other factors, and so an intervention targeting self-management is important in improving cognitive, diabetes-related and functional outcomes. Goal-directed individualised cognitive rehabilitation is an evidence-based treatment approach that has been shown to improve self-reported functional outcomes in older people with dementia, but whether the approach can be successfully adapted to working with functionally-independent diabetic older adults with cognitive decline is not known.

The project will involve background work required for the development of an intervention protocol, and the design of a pilot trial to evaluate feasibility and efficacy of the intervention.


School Research Themes

Ageing, Cardiometabolic



Research Opportunities

PhD, 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

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute

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