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Professor Esme Moniz-Cook

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Esme Moniz-Cook

Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research/ Dementia Research Work Group Lead

Biography Working with older people with dementia and families since 1987, Professor Esme Moniz-Cook has pioneered psychosocial approaches across the dementia trajectory.

She is passionate about improving the quality of dementia care through research that translates into practice.

Esme's European-funded award, 'Early Detection and Psychosocial Rehabilitation to Maintain Quality of Life in Dementia' (1997), founded INTERDEM, an international applied-research network, which publishes widely on psychosocial approaches to dementia.

She led ‘Challenge Demcare: Management of Challenging Behaviour in Dementia (2007-2017)' and has co-investigated nine other dementia studies, totalling just under �25 million, since 2006.