Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

Designing and Delivering Dementia Services

Editor(s): Hugo de Waal, Constantine Lyketsos, David Ames, John O'Brien

Print ISBN: 9781119953494

Online ISBN: 9781118378663

DOI: 10.1002/9781118378663

Author Biography

About the Author

Dr Hugo de Waal is a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry in Norfolk, UK. Since 2011 he leads the Norfolk Dementia Care Academy, which produced a comprehensive package of education, training and research in dementia care and more recently was appointed as the Clinical Director of the South London Academic Health Sciences Network for Dementia. He has published widely on education and dementia in peer-reviewed journals and international textbooks, including e-learning modules on 'learner-centred teaching'.

Constantine G. Lyketsos
, MD, MHS, is the Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview. A world expert in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer's and related dementias (AD), Dr. Lyketsos has carried out pioneering work on the epidemiology and treatment of neuropsychiatric features of AD. He leads efforts to ensure the provision of state-of-the-art dementia care for people with dementia living at home in the community. Dr. Lyketsos was the 2012 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry's Distinguished Scientist Award recipient and the 2006 William S. Proxmire Award recipient for extraordinary leadership in the fight against Alzheimer's.  A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of  Neuropsychopharmacology, he has been elected to the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Lyketsos has written more than 350 peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters, and commentaries, as well as five books. He has been cited as one of America's Top Doctors for the past decade.

David Ames is an old age psychiatrist who trained in Melbourne and London. He directs Australia's National Ageing Research Institute. He co-founded Melbourne's first memory clinic and has been involved in clinical work, research and teaching related to dementia since the mid-1980s. As of mid 2013 he has published over 210 papers in peer reviewed journals and co-edited or co-written 19 books on aspects of dementia or old age psychiatry. David Ames edited the peer reviewed journal International Psychogeriatrics from 2003-2011.