Master Class 2020
ACUTE AND CHRONIC REHABILITATION FOR THE AGEING BRAIN
Rehabilitation after stroke is extensively researched and there is no doubt of its efficacy irrespective of age and extent of disability. In other conditions seen in the ageing brain such as dementia or Parkinson ’ s disease , rehabilitation is less commonly practiced particularly in the older age group despite strong evidence as to its benefits. Th is presentation will argue that much is known and the priority issues relate to gaps between the evidence and usual clinical practice.
Ian Cameron is a Rehabilitation Physician at Hornsby Ku – ring – gai Hospital in northern Sydney and at Batemans Bay and Moruya Hospital s in southern NSW. H e is Head of the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research and has a Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney . H e has had a long interest in rehabilitation and older people with hip fracture, stroke and cognitive impairment. He is working with national and international societies to encourage research and education about rehabilitation and older people.