Health prevention and promotion for cognitive impairment and dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending primary care

Type: Video 19m 30s

Let’s CHAT Dementia Webinar Series – Webinar 4 (of 6)

Many risk factors for cognitive impairment and dementia are modifiable and primary care plays an important role in promoting brain health across the life course. This webinar will help you understand strategies to promote brain health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending your primary health care service.
Join Lauren Poulos and Associate Professor Sarah Russell as they discuss risk factors for cognitive impairment and dementia, and explain ways to help health professionals to promote brain health and reduce the risk of dementia across the life course of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who attend primary care.

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OBJECTIVES

• Describe best practice clinical and cultural aspects of prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples attending primary care
• Understand the modifiable risk factors of cognitive impairment and dementia
• Learn ways to promote brain health across the life course within the context of primary care

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PRESENTER

Lauren Poulos

Project Coordinator, Neuroscience Research Australia
Lauren is a Biripi woman from New South Wales, with over 17 years’ experience in the Finance Services, and Not-for-Profit Industry. For the last 3 years, she has been a part of the Aboriginal Health and Ageing Program team at NeuRA as a Project Coordinator on the Caring for Spirit Project.

Dr Sarah Russell

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Principal Research Officer, Public/private practice and James Cook University
Sarah Russell is a Clinical Neuropsychologist working in public and private practice. Sarah also works as a Principal Research Officer with the Healthy Ageing Research Team at James Cook University in Cairns. Her focus is on healthy ageing, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Far Northern Queensland.


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