The Brains Behind Dementia Research - Episode Fifteen - August 2015.
The fifteenth episode in our series features Dr Erin Conway from the Australian Catholic University.
Erin was awarded the 2012 Hazel Hawke Research and Care Grant to see whether a specific speech pathology treatment to treat word-finding difficulties in conversation, can be used with the improve the quality of life of people with dementia.
Difficulty thinking of or remembering right words to use in a conversation is a common difficulty for people with progressive aphasia (language difficulties in dementia) and Erin is passionate about finding a solution for this. Her study aims to provide positive evidence for the use of speech pathology treatment in progressive aphasia and dementia.