Dementia and Parkinson’s disease are the top two age-related brain diseases costing >$24billion per annum to the society. Behavioural and psychological manifestations such as anxiety and depression are experienced by >60% of persons with dementia and Parkinson’s disease, negatively impacting quality of life in patients and their families. Mental health complications are often the reasoning for early institutionalisation in persons afflicted by such progressive and incurable disorders. This talk will provide an overview of the research at Neuro Mental Health Unit. Our research integrates neuroimaging and clinical trials addressing mental health in older persons, Parkinson’s disease and dementia with translational partnerships with leading hospitals, residential aged care sector and foundations.

About CCR Seminars

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research Seminars (CCR) are held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm (except during school holidays) in the CCR Auditorium, Herston. The series features topics in the following fields of research, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers.