Dementia Risk Reduction in Primary Care

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Monash University's Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS) is collaborating with Melbourne University, Deakin University and University of Newcastle to offer a suitably qualified candidate the opportunity to undertake a project on developing an individualised health promotion programme.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), as part of the Boosting Dementia Research Grants Priority Round Five: Dementia Risk Reduction and Prevention, awarded $2 million to Monash University for a study designed to prevent and reduce the risk of developing dementia in 45-65-year-old adults. The program is called Holistic Approach in Primary care for Preventing Memory Impairment and Dementia (HAPPI MIND).

The project is led by Dr Johnson George at CMUS at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The program will involve threemonthly face-to-face or telephone meetings with the practice nurse, a personalised risk reduction action plan, and referral to targeted additional interventions as needed.

HAPPI MIND provides an ideal research training opportunity for an enthusiastic and diligent candidate with excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team. The three year scholarship will be awarded based on academic record, research output and prior research experience. Honours/Masters degree in a Healthcare discipline or Public Health or Psychology, and an interest in applied research is essential.