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Branch Meeting No. 6 - Older Persons & Aged Care

Format Meeting
Presenters Dr Leander Mitchell
Description The Gold Coast Branch of the APS hosts regular Branch Meetings which are open to all APS members (and new branch members are particularly welcome).

This is an opportunity to meet your branch executive; hear about national and local events, activities and initiatives; express your opinions; meet and network with other psychologists; and to obtain CPD through provision of a 1-hour seminar of interest.

Seminar of Interest for Thursday, 1 November 2012:
"Older Persons and Aged Care"
About the presenter(s) Dr Leander Mitchell is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist, who has been involved in dementia care and ageing in a range of capacities over the past 4 years. These have included assessing people with dementia in the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Memory Clinic, developing strategies to encourage independence as part of her postgraduate research project (under the supervision of Professor Nancy Pachana), and supporting both professional and family carers in managing the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia with the Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service.

Currently, Leander spends her time involving herself in clinical work, teaching, and research. She considers ageing along the continuum from successful ageing to decline as a result of such conditions as dementia, which sees her presenting on a variety of topics to a range of audiences.

Leander is the current convenor of the Psychology & Ageing Interest Group-Queensland branch and is also actively involved in the International Psychogeriatric Association.
Location QLD Regional, Australia
Venue Red Cross Rooms
38 Ferry Street, Top of Hill (Cnr Stevens Rd), Nerang, Qld

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 1 Nov 2012
Time 6:00pm for 6:30pm start (finishing 8:30pm)
Cost $10.00
Notes You can claim 1-1.5 hours of CPD Refreshments provided
Organiser Gold Coast Branch
Contact Name Leah Pischek Simpson
Telephone 0418 566 998
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