Nathan D'Cunha


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Dr Nathan D'Cunha is an Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra (UC) and ACT Health Research and Innovation Fellow focused on non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia and their care partners. His PhD investigated the effects of the National Gallery Art and Dementia program and its impact on stress responses and quality of life. Dr D’Cunha has past experience working in residential care and has family experience with dementia. He is currently leading the research and evaluation into Sustainable Interventions for Cognition, Care and Engagement (SPICE) program which is a multicomponent rehabilitation intervention for people with dementia and their care partners delivered by Canberra Health Services. Nathan is also involved in several research projects on intergenerational care, allied health in residential aged care, and nutrition and healthy ageing.

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PhD, Engaging Activities for People Living with Dementia in Residential Aged Care

Award Date: 4 Aug 2021


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