NHMRC-ARC Dementia Fellowship (Aus Based) - Rolling it out: Targeted translation intervention to improve driving cessation outcomes for people with dementia across metropolitan and regional areas (2016–2019)

Abstract:
At some point people with dementia will have to stop driving and it comes at great cost to social, emotional and physical health. Without intensive practical and emotional support for driving cessation, people are at risk of social isolation, depression, unsafe and unlicensed driving, injury or loss of life. To date there is an evidence practice gap and no theoretically driven interventions in clinical practice that target the complex challenges faced by people with dementia, their families and the health care professionals managing the issues. The focus of my fellowship research program is to translate a comprehensive support and education based intervention for people with dementia and their carers into clinical practice. This research uses novel Smartphone GPS technology to measure coping and community mobility of people with dementia and their carers. The results of this research will inform the most effective strategies for primary care delivery of the intervention in metropolitan and regional areas. It will deliver opportunities for me to engage with expertise in medicine, psychology, nursing and occupational therapy across three quality research environments ¿ two national and one international.
Grant type:
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme
Researchers:
  • Lecturer in Clinical Geropsych
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council