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Sooner or Later: What does a 'timely' diagnosis mean?

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Hobart, TAS 7000

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Presented in conjunction with the Australian Association of Gerontology (Tas Branch), this public talk is presented by renowned UK dementia specialist and, AAG Gary Andrews International Fellow, Professor Sube Banerjee, University of Sussex.

Only two thirds of people with dementia ever get a diagnosis, and when they do it is often late in the illness. What impact does earlier or later diagnosis have on quality of life? In this talk Professor Banerjee will explore this issue, including a consideration of: the outcomes for people with dementia diagnosed at earlier/later stages, the impacts on carers of people with dementia, factors that determine earlier/later stage diagnosis and quality of life, and what should be done in terms of service design and delivery.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following the lecture.

Light refreshments available from 5.30pm in the foyer.

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Sube Banerjee is Professor of Dementia and Associate Dean at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, directing its Centre for Dementia Studies. Clinically he works as an old age psychiatrist. He was trained at St Thomas’, Guy’s and the Maudsley Hospitals. Before joining BSMS in 2012 he was the Professor of Mental Health and Ageing at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He served as the UK Department of Health’s senior professional advisor on dementia leading the development of its National Dementia Strategy.

Sube is active in health system development and works with industry and governments on health systems, policy and strategies to improve health for older adults with complex needs and those with dementia.

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