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Young Onset Dementia Talk


May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Medley Theatre, Level 1 Redmond Barry Building


Free – $5

A practicing clinical neuropsychologist will present an update on the field of young onset dementia and her clinical experience in this field. We will run an in person and online session, and all attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenter at the end.

Dr Wendy Kelso is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist (P4) at Neuropsychiatry, Royal Melbourne Hospital and is the co-ordinator of Neuropsychology services. She was the Clinical Lead on the Better Care Victoria BRIGHT-YOD Innovation Project: ‘Utilising telehealth to bridge the gaps in Young Onset Dementia’ working in collaboration Cognitive Dementia and Memory Services (CDAMS), Dementia Australia and Huntington’s Victoria. Dr Kelso was instrumental in establishing the Melbourne Young Onset Dementia Service (MYOD), a clinic specifically designed to provide assessment and diagnosis, psychological interventions, behavioural advice, practical support and referral for families living with Young Onset Dementia. She is the Fronto-Temporal Dementia Support Group facilitator for Dementia Australia and is an alumni of the Safer Care Victoria Clinical Leadership Mentoring Program. Dr Kelso has developed national educational and training programs for health professionals and consumers and carers in collaboration with Dementia Australia and Huntington’s Victoria. She is involved in translational research in the areas of telehealth and teleneuropsychology, cognition, Young Onset Dementia, Huntington’s disease, Niemann Pick Type C and Phenylketonuria. Dr Kelso has 18 years clinical experience in the fields of neuropsychiatry and dementia and is passionate about improving service provision and access to care for those living with neuropsychiatric conditions.