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About the webinar
Dr Steve Macfarlane
Associate Professor of Aged Psychiatry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Steve graduated from Monash University in 1991, became a psychiatrist in 2003, and was appointed Director of Aged Psychiatry at Peninsula Health in 2005. He moved to Alfred Health in 2008 as Associate Professor and Director of Aged Psychiatry, before accepting a position as Head of Clinical Services with Dementia Support Australia in 2016.
Steve is a past Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age for the RANZCP, has been running Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials for over 20 years, and has clinical interests in frontal lobe disorders and in senile squalor.
His work with DSA has him overseeing a group of geriatricians and old-age psychiatrists around the country. He has been intimately involved in developing the new Commonwealth Special Dementia Care Program and with the Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality, testifying before the Royal Commission in May 2019 and July 2020.
The topic will include:
- Despite dementia now being the leading cause of death in Australian women, fewer than 2% of those with dementia receive specialist end-of-life services. Why is this, and what can be done to change it?