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Delirium: the invisible illness

Delirium: the invisible illness

Menzies Health Institute Queensland Optimising Health Outcomes Seminar with Assoc Prof Andrew Teodorczuk
In association with Dementia Awareness Month - Typically misdiagnosed as dementia or depression, a state of the science update will be presented on how to spot, stop and treat delirium. ​New understandings about the relationship with dementia will be covered as well as an in-depth deconstruction of healthcare practice in relation to delirium care.
Chronic pain: is cure a step too far?

Chronic pain: is cure a step too far?

Menzies Health Institute Queensland 2017 Lecture Series with Professor Kathryn Refshauge.
​Pain is a universal experience. Chronic pain is not. Despite the investment of many millions of dollars in investigations of chronic musculoskeletal pain, particularly low back pain, we are apparently no closer to solving the enigma of why some people develop chronic pain while others recover from an acute episode.
Supporting care recipient/carer dyads in the early stages of dementia

Supporting care recipient/carer dyads in the early stages of dementia

Menzies Health Institute Queensland Optimising Health Outcomes Program Seminar with Dr Gillian Stockwell-Smith
In association with Dementia Awareness Month, this presentation reports on the outcomes from a mixed-methods study that sought to establish the effectiveness of early intervention in improving self-efficacy, wellbeing and dyadic relationship outcomes for care recipient/carer dyads in the early-stages of dementia.
The elephant in the room: sexual expression of people with dementia

The elephant in the room: sexual expression of people with dementia

Menzies Health Institute Queensland Optimising Health Outcomes Program Seminar with Dr Cindy Jones.
In association with Dementia Awareness Month, this presentation highlights prejudicial attitudes of an asexual older population exist among health professionals. Sexual expression by people with dementia within an aged care context is a confronting and challenging issue. Dr Jones will discuss this neglected aspect of care for people living with dementia.
The economics of dementia

The economics of dementia

Menzies Health Institute Queensland Optimising Health Outcomes Program Seminar with Dr Kim-Huong Nguyen.
In association with Dementia Awareness Month, this presentation will highlight a few important economic aspects of dementia. Dementia is one of the biggest challenges for the health and social care systems. Care for people with dementia is costly and there is an important contribution by informal carers that mostly invisible as far as economic values go.