Dr Stephanie Wong

Dr Stephanie Wong SA 2023 Tall Poppy winner

When most people hear about dementia, they picture older people with memory loss. But not all types of dementia start with memory loss. Other symptoms can include changes in personality and social behaviour, reduced motivation and empathy and/or difficulties with financial management and decision-making. These symptoms are poorly understood and, as a result, limited treatment options are available.

Dr Stephanie Wong’s research combines neuroscience and psychology to understand how changes in the brain lead to different symptoms of dementia. By understanding what causes these symptoms, targeted and effective interventions can be developed, to manage these symptoms and improve quality of life in people living with dementia and their families.

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