Medicine and Health

Healthy Aging: Focus on Caregiver Stress and Cognition

The seminar is targeted at medical professionals who are interested in learning more about the health impacts of caregiving (for example, in carers for family members with dementia).

The aim is to provide an increased understanding of caregivers' stress and to look at ways in which counteract the problem. Over 50,000 caregivers' lives are impacted everyday in Ireland whilst caring for loved ones who require assistance and support. Greater awareness is required that can be taken in order to minimize stress in this cohort. Speakers include Dr Shireen Sindi (Stockholm University) who will discuss chronic stress, implications for memory and emotional regulation), Professor Brent Mausbach (University of California) who will discuss dementia caregiving focusing on psychobiology and stress resilience, Dr Kathryn Lord (University of Bradford) who will discuss challenging behaviours in dementia caregiving and Dr Andrew Allen (University College Cork) who will discuss biological and cognitive markers of dementia caregiver stress and the impact of caregiver interventions. The symposium is hosted by University College Cork's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Science and Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, together with the APC Microbiome Institute. The Health Research Board is supporting this symposium through a Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Award which aims to maximize the uptake of research findings into policy and/or practice. Registration is free and all are welcome to attend, but registration is required. To register, please email with your name and contact details.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Medicine and Health
Time: 9:30am - 1pm
Location: Room G01 Western Gateway Building
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Gerard Clarke

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