Dr Andrew Ford
Depression in Dementia
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia | depression | prevention | quality of life | cognitive behaviour therapy
This Fellowship will examine factors that contribute to depression and other behavioural symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s type dementia. These symptoms are common and difficult to treat so it is extremely important that we gain a better understanding of why they develop and look at ways to prevent their occurrence. The study will also test a simple, safe and novel intervention aimed at altering the biases we have in our thought processes that may underlie the development of these symptoms.