Younger-onset dementia - carer mental health and service use.

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Department / Centre
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Samantha Loi 93428750 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Dennis Velakoulis 93428750

Summary The risk factors associated with adverse mental health in carers of people with younger-onset dementia needs further information in order to tailor intervention and support strategies.

Project Details

It is known that carers of people with dementia experience adverse mental health, but less is known about carers of people with younger-onset dementia (YOD).Using our cohort of people with YOD, we wish to further investigate the various risk and protective factors that may impact on the mental health outcomes of these carers.We will focus on both factors related to the person with YOD (such as type of dementia, cognition and function) and also carer-related factors (such as demographics, personality).We also are interested in investigating the service usage.

Faculty Research Themes

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
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

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Department / Centre


Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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