New medical advisor at Dementia Australia

Dr Long has a strong interest in women’s health.

Dementia Australia has appointed Dr Marita Long as an honourary medical advisor.

Dr Long – a Victorian-based GP working across clinical practice, medical education and research – has a strong interest in women’s health and dementia and has made a significant contribution to dementia treatment and care.

Maree McCabe

“We are honoured to welcome Marita’s expertise and passionate advocacy onboard at Dementia Australia,” said the peak’s chief executive officer Maree McCabe.

Dr Long is a member of the Australian Society of Psychological Obstetrics and Gynaegology, and the Victorian branch of the Women in General Practice RACGP committee. She is also the Victorian/Tasmanian director on the board of the Australasian Menopause Society, and co-host of the Dementia in Practice podcast.

“I am thrilled to join forces with Dementia Australia to raise dementia awareness and provide support for people living with dementia, mild cognitive impairment and the medical practitioners providing care,” said Dr Long.

“It is essential that GPs are better supported and equipped with risk reduction and diagnostic tools to provide informed, personalised support for people of all ages, living with all forms of dementia as well as for people with mild cognitive impairment, their families and carers.”

Dr Long used the announcement of her appointment as medical advisor to promote Dementia’s Australia’s GP referrer pack, which includes a GP referral script pad.

“Whether a patient is seeking a clearer understanding of their diagnosis, guidance on adjusting to change or further education about cognitive impairment, these GP referral scripts can validate their concerns and prompt important conversations with qualified helpline advisors,” said Dr Long.

People can order a GP referrer pack here.

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