Jess completed a 4 year Applied Psychology degree at the University of Kent (UK) in 2016. She has been working for the UK National Health Service for the past 2 years working directly with individuals and families affected by dementia. Her roles included assisting with the assessment and providing post-diagnostic support to people with dementia living in the community. She also delivered a CBT based talking therapy to family carers aimed to support them to manage the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and stress sometimes associated with caring. She has supported a nationally known service user group, comprised of people with younger onset and rare dementia in their work to challenge the stigma and promote living well.
This is a trial designed to test a new intervention to support people with early stage dementia and their care partners. The research will combine three existing interventions based on self-management, health promotion and e-learning into one extended educational program. We hope to improve well-being and support people to live in their own homes for as long as possible by providing the relevant knowledge, information and skills directly to the people with dementia.
DR CRAIG SINCLAIR
Postdoctoral Fellow School of Psychology UNSW
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