Consumer peak body Dementia Australia has appointed neurologist and dementia researcher Professor Amy Brodtmann as an honorary medical advisor.

Professor Brodtmann is a stroke and cognitive neurologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Austin Health and Eastern Health and co-head of the Dementia Theme at the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Professor Amy Brodtmann

She also holds professorial appointments at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Her research focuses on the imaging of brain network degenerations following stroke, cardiovascular contributions to cognitive impairment, and the diagnosis and management of focal onset dementias.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe said Professor Brodtmann has been long involved with Dementia Australia, and she has made enormous contributions to both the organisation and to dementia treatment, care and research in Australia and internationally.

“We are very fortunate to have had Amy’s expertise, guidance and support in various capacities for so many years and I am delighted that we can continue the relationship in such a significant way,” Ms McCabe said.

Professor Brodtmann said she was excited to continue to support Dementia Australia in her new role.

“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,” she said.

Professor Brodtmann has a special interest in Fronto Temporal Dementia and is a founding member of the Australian Frontotemporal Dementia Association.

She was the inaugural chair of the Australian chapter of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping, the inaugural president of the Australian Cognitive Neurology Society and is a member of the Wicking Strategic Review Panel.

She is on the editorial boards of the journal Neurology and the International Journal for Stroke and the board of the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

She will serve alongside Dementia Australia honorary medical advisors Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty and Associate Professor Michael Woodward.

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