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Dementia Australia have welcomed guest speakers to record a specialised education video for you to access.
In this video we are joined by Dr Sushmita Hunter, a psychiatrist and psychogeriatrician, discussing Alzheimer's disease and how this form of dementia may present differently for people with Down syndrome. The process and challenges of diagnosis are explored and strategies to recognise and manage dementia, including important considerations and questions to ask.
You will gain knowledge in:
- The link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s dementia
- Signs and symptoms of dementia in Down syndrome
- The importance of diagnosis and what needs to be considered during this process
To view this video please register your access details below. Upon registering you will receive access on screen and an email to view at a later stage.
Suitable for: People living with dementia and their family carers and family members.
Dr Sushmita Hunter
Dr Hunter has over 30 years experience as a Medical Practitioner and Psychiatrist.
She studied for her medical degree at the University of NSW and graduated in 1989 with Honours (MBBS). She has been an examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Dr Hunter has been a consultant psychogeriatrician (old age psychiatrist) since 1997 and has vast experience in the public and private sectors, and rural and urban settings, having set up 2 old age services in the public sector.
She has also worked with the Black Dog Institute for many years managing mood disorders in all age groups.