Alissa Westphal is a Lecturer in Dementia Care and Registered Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in aged psychiatry and dementia care. She has special interests in: meaningful engagement for older people; understanding and responding to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) using non-pharmacological approaches; the use of technology to support engagement; improving the skills of carers and health professionals to engage people living with dementia and more effectively understand and respond to BPSD using a person centered and holistic approach.
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'My Life, My Story Reminisence' Project, Formerly The 'Wilfrid Gordon Mcdonald Partridge R..
Person-centered care and engagement via technology of residents with dementia in aged care..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Lecturer - Dementia Care
Occupational Therapy Australia Victoria
Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics)
Swinburne University of Technology
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE (OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY) WITH HONOURS
La Trobe University