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Professor Blossom Stephan joins Dementia Australia as an Honorary Medical Advisor

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Professor Blossom Stephan has further committed to raising awareness and educating about dementia through her newest role as Dementia Australia Honorary Medical Advisor. 

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM officially welcomed Prof Stephan to the position, saying she has made an enormous contribution both to the organisation and, more broadly, to dementia treatment, care and research both in Australia and internationally.  

Blossom was appointed the inaugural Chair of Dementia for Curtin University and Dementia Australia last year to create and drive ambitious research programs in the prevention, detection, and care of dementia across Australia. Blossom is a Professor of Neuroepidemiology and Global Ageing at the University of Nottingham. She leads a program of research on dementia risk prediction and risk reduction in high as well as low and middle-income countries. She was also the Deputy Director of the only National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research Group focused on dementia. 

“We are very fortunate to have had Blossom’s expertise, guidance and support since she became Chair of Dementia last year, and I am delighted that we can continue the relationship in such a significant way,” Ms McCabe said. 

Prof Stephan said she was delighted to continue supporting Dementia Australia in her new capacity as Dementia Australia Honorary Medical Advisor. 

“Dementia has long been a focus of my research and I am looking forward to further contributing to Dementia Australia through the knowledge and expertise I have gained through my work,” Prof Stephan said. 

Prof Stephan will serve alongside Dementia Australia Honorary Medical Advisors Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO, Associate Professor Michael Woodward AM and Professor Amy Brodtmann. 

Prof Stephan will also be attending the upcoming Perth Memory Walk & Jog on Sunday 17 March. 

Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated more than 421,000 Australians living with dementia, and the more than 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, we are here for you. 

For support, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500. An interpreter service is available. The National Dementia Helpline is funded by the Australian Government. People looking for information can also visit dementia.org.au  

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Media contacts: Stephen O’Connell, Media & Communications Advisor, Stephen.oconnell@dementia.org.au, 0402 284 257

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