Carmela Leone, JRC PhD student describes her research

Carmela is researching how attitudes and assumptions about people living with dementia, and their carers, influence their access to public spaces in regional Australia.⁣

“Dementia describes progressive brain syndromes, like Alzheimer’s disease, which affects a person’s memory, thinking and behaviours,” explains Leone. “Public spaces provide opportunities for people to participate and be included in society, but these are often inaccessible to those living with dementia and their carers.”

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