Dr Elizabeth Evans
Dementia in people with Intellectual Disability: A longitudinal study with focus on translatable outcomes.
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
dementia care | dementia | intellectual disability | workforce policy | health service utilisation
People with an intellectual disability (ID) may be more prone to dementia, especially at younger ages. Dr. Evans is a psychologist whose research background is in mental health in ID. This fellowship will allow her to expand her existing study of dementia in people with ID, to examine the usefulness of selected screening tools and assessments for dementia in this group, and to identify improvements in the way that people with ID who develop dementia receive help within health system.