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Dr Moyra Mortby is a Psychologist specialised in neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia and pre-clinical stages of dementia and is an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow. She was awarded her PhD with Laudatio Magna Cum Laude from the University of Zurich, Switzerland for her research on apathy and depression in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and completed her MSc in Research Methods in Psychology and BSc in Criminology and Psychology both at Keele University, UK.
Her research program focuses on neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia and pre-clinical stages of dementia, neuroimaging and epidemiology. 2015 International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) and the Neuropsychiatric Syndromes (NPS) in Neurodegenerative diseases Professional Interest Area (PIA) New Investigator Award.
Her research program is structured around 4 key areas which aim to: 1) improve our understanding of dementia, its risk factors and trajectories; 2) better understand the impact of neuropsychiatric symptoms on dementia trajectories, quality of life and the provision of formal and informal care; 3) validate the concept of Mild Behavioural Impairment as a pre-clinical stage of dementia; and 4) develop and evaluate interventions to reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with dementia, improve quality of life for people living with dementia and those providing care and develop useful support mechanisms.
2023, 01 Feb
Distinguishing apathy from depression: A review differentiating the behavioral, neuroanatomic, and treatment-related aspects of apathy from depression in neurocognitive disorders
View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1154750914
2023, 01 Feb
Residential aged care staff perceptions and responses towards neuropsychiatric symptoms: a mixed methods analysis of electronic healthcare records
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2022.2032597
Mixed Evidence of an Association between Self-Rated Hearing Difficulties and Falls: Prospective Analysis of Two Longitudinal Studies
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1159/000524311
2022, 01 Dec
Sex differences in neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease dementia: a meta-analysis
View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1146853418
2022, 03 Nov
The impact of mild cognitive impairment on decision-making under explicit risk conditions: Evidence from the Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life longitudinal study.
View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1152411934
2022, 01 May
Diastolic Blood Pressure Variability in Later Life May Be a Key Risk Marker for Cognitive Decline
View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1145696717
Non-pharmacological interventions for neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia in residential aged care settings: An umbrella review
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104187
2022, 20 Feb
Who displays dementia-related stigma and what does the general public know about dementia? Findings from a nationally representative survey
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2022.2040428
2022, 01 Feb
Apathy as a Treatment Target in Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Clinical Trials
View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1139308517
2022, 01 Jan
Psychosis as a Treatment Target in Dementia: A Roadmap for Designing Interventions
View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1149171975
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