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International visitor helps Cairns residents take a holistic look at dementia issue

International visitor helps Cairns residents take a holistic look at dementia issue

Published:10 November 2017

Professor Sube Banerjee

Health professionals and interested members of the public in Cairns have been invited to hear from an international expert in the field of dementia, Professor Sube Banerjee.

“People with dementia have other health conditions, too, so it’s important to consider the whole person,” says Professor Lynne Parkinson, a CQUniversity adjunct who is helping to promote Professor Banerjee’s seminar in Cairns, from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm on Friday, 17 November.

“This seminar will talk about quality of life and quality of care for people with dementia, from both a local and an international perspective,” Professor Parkinson says.

“Participants can learn about important local research on quality of care for people with dementia, along with international perspectives on the quality of life and quality of care for people with dementia.”

Professor Banerjee, the 2017 Gary Andrews International Fellow, sponsored by the Australian Association of Gerontology, is based at the Centre for Dementia Studies at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School in England.

His seminar at CQUniversity Cairns, on the corner of Abbott and Shields streets, is being presented in association with the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Association of Gerontology.

The event includes a talk from Dr Eddie Strivens, the Regional Geriatrician and Clinical Director for Older Persons, from the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Services.

Details of costs and registration at http://bit.ly/2yLj92N