Thought Leadership in Aged Care

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Memory, Motivation and the Self: Recommendations for the Delivery of Personalised Dementia Care

Professor Muireann Irish is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology and Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. Originally from Ireland, Muireann completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin, before relocating to Australia in 2010 and establishing the MIND research team.

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Ageing into the future

What does it mean to grow old successfully, and how can we help people reach that goal?

By Professor Susan Kurrle, a geriatrician at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Batemans Bay Hospital in southern NSW. She holds the Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

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Dying Well: Why quality palliative and end-of-life care are essential in aged care

Dr Margaret O’Connor AM is Emeritus Professor of Nursing at Monash University and a Board Director at Catholic Healthcare. She has extensive healthcare experience as a nurse and researcher specialising in end-of-life care. During her career, Margaret has led the development of several home-based palliative care services in Melbourne.

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Improving wellbeing for seniors through social connections

Dr Julie Bajic Smith is a registered psychologist and the founder of Wise Care. She has partnered with Catholic Healthcare to develop a range of new educational resources for staff and clients on mental wellbeing for seniors.

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