Director - UNSW Medicine Hub
MBBS (Syd), MD (UNSW), DSc (UNSW), FRACP, FRANZCP
About Prof. Henry Brodaty AO
He is the Director of the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (Assessment and Better Care) and Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW.
Henry is currently President of International Psychogeriatric Association. He has served on several New South Wales and Commonwealth committees related to ageing and dementia. Henry is also the past chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International, representing over 75 national Alzheimer Associations and past president of Alzheimer’s Australia and Alzheimer’s Australia (NSW);
Publishing over 400 papers and book chapters, Henry is on the editorial board of several journals and has been the recipient of a number of awards.
Henry’s lifetime achievements have been recognised with the award of AO.
- Dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease:
- mild cognitive impairment;
- psychiatric sequelae of stroke;
- detection and management of dementia by General Practitioners;
- effects of dementia on family carers and on how best to help them;
- trials of new drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease;
- causes and management of behavioural and psychiatric complications of dementia (BPSD);
- nursing homes;
- late life depression.
- Biopsychosocial mechanisms of disinhibited behaviours in dementia and a systematic review of management approaches
- Nonpharmacological approaches for depression in dementia
- The views and concerns of people living dementia, families/ care partners and healthcare workers
- Cost-effectiveness of evidence-based approaches for reducing behaviours and symptoms associated with dementia
- Collaboration between family members and direct care staff in quality improvement of residential care services
- A resource highlighting additional considerations for those managing behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
- Development of the BPSD Guide
- Behaviours & Psychological Symptoms associated with Dementia (BPSD)
- Empowered Project: Empowering people with dementia and their proxy decision makers regarding deprescribing
- Prolonged Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Long-Term Aged Care in Australia: A Snapshot From the HALT Project.(2020)
- Antipsychotic deprescription for older adults in long-term care: the HALT study
- tDCS combined with cognitive training for improving memory in people with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI)
- Prolonged Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Long-Term Aged Care in Australia: A Snapshot From the HALT Project.
- Mild cognitive impairment in a community sample: the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study
- Halting Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term Care (HALT): A Single-Arm Longitudinal Study Aiming to Reduce Inappropriate Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term Care Residents With Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
- Why deprescribing antipsychotics in older people with dementia in long-term care is not always successful: insights from the HALT study
- Approaches to Deprescribing Psychotropic Medications for Changed Behaviours in Long‑Term Care Residents Living with Dementia
- Nursing homes “no-returns” policy, when residents are discharged to the Emergency Department at 4am: what does the law say?
- Critical contextual elements in facilitating and achieving success with a person-centred care intervention to support antipsychotic deprescribing for older people in long-term care
- 'BPSD Triangle in 2017', Alzheimer's Australia Conference
- Jessop, T. et al. 2017, HALT Protocol paper
- Jessop, T, et al. 2017, 'Halting Antipsychotic Use in Long Term care (HALT): a single arm longitudinal study aiming to reduce inappropriate antipsychotic use in long term care residents with Beha
- Train the Trainer Resource for Family Carers – Session 1
- Train the Trainer Resource for Family Carers – Session 2
- Train the Trainer Resource for Family Carers – Session 3
- Train the Trainer Resource for Family Carers – Session 4
- Train the Trainer Resource for Family Carers – Session 5
- Train the Trainer Resource for Family Carers – Session 6
- Train the Trainer Resource for Family Carers – Preface & Index
- Evaluation of an electronic application developed to support BPSD management in clinical practice – SUMMARY Report. Feb 2017
- HALT Newsletter #11 – Dec 2016
- Jeon, Y-H. et al 2016, 'Development and Validation of a Short Version of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia for Screening Residents in Nursing Homes', The American Journal of Geria
- Casey, A-N. et al. 2016, 'Residents' Positive and Negative Relationship Networks in a Nursing Home', Journal of Gerontology Nursing. Nov 2016
- Aerts, L. et al. 2016, "GPCOG: a fast, reliable tool to help GPs diagnose dementia", Australian Journal of Dementia Care Oct/Nov 2016, pp29-30
- Bentvelzen, A. et al. 2016, "DOMS lets clinicians 'speak the same language'", Australian Journal of Dementia Care Oct/Nov 2016, p28
- Burns, K. et al (2016) "BPSD: getting good practies into everyday practice" Australian Journal of Dementia Care Oct/Nov 2016 pp60-64
- Burns, K. et al. 2016, "BPSD: getting good practies into everyday practice" Australian Journal of Dementia Care Oct/Nov 2016 pp60-64
- Krysinkska, K. et al. 2016, "The case for a National Dementia Registry in Australia", Australian Journal of Dementia Care Oct/Nov 2016 pp33-35
- Taylor, M.E. 2016, 'A home-based, carer-enhanced exercise program improves balance and falls efficacy in community-dwelling older people with dementia'. International Psychogeriatrics Oct 20
- Liddle, J. et al. 2016, 'Measuring the importance of getting out and about' Australian Journal of Dementia Care Oct/Nov 2016 pp54-56
- HALT Newsletter #10 – Sep 2016
- "Researchers Successfully Decrease Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia Care". Alzheimer's Association blog. July 2016
- "Trial halts sedation of dementia patients". SBS News online July 2016
- "Trial HALTs sedation of dementia patients". Alzheimer's Qld July 2016
- "Majority of nursing home dementia patients prescribed anti-psychotic drugs do not need them, study finds" ABC News July 2016
- 'Managing' Elderly Patients Without Powerful Antipsychotics', HealthyDay News, July 2016
- "Stopping Systemic Sedation: Australian Researchers Successfully Decrease Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia Care". AAIC press release July 2016
- Casey, A-N. 2016, 'The Friendship and Relationship Interactions in the Elderly Networks Description (FRIEND) Study' – Thesis Abstract
- HALT Webinar "How you can understand, prevent, and remedy Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)"
- HALT Newsletter #9 – June 2016
- HALT Newsletter #8 – March 2016
- Draper, B. et al. 2016, Time to diagnosis in young-onset dementia and its determinants: the INSPIRED study. Int Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
- Harvey et al (2016) Dementia: A risk factor for burns in the elderly. Burns. 2016 Jan 16. pii: S0305-4179(15)00333-2. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2015.10.023. [Epub ahead of print]
- Mitchell et al (2016) Hip fracture and the influence of dementia on health outcomes and access to hospital-based rehabilitation for older individuals, Disability and Rehabilitation
- Social-Professional Networks in Long-Term Care Settings With People With Dementia: An Approach to Better Care? A Systematic Review. JAMDA 2016
Letters 2015 –
- Fiatarone Singh MA, Gates N, Saigal N, Wilson GC, Meiklejohn J, Brodaty H, Wen W, Singh N, Baune BT, Suo C, Baker MK, Foroughi N, Wang Y, Sachdev PS, Valenzuela M. Reply to the Letter to the Editor by O’Caoimh et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Sep 24. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.08.021. PMID: 26420493
- Aerts L, Kochan N A, Reppermund S, Sachdev P S, Brodaty,H. (2017). Response to: English Language Proficiency, Hearing Impairment and Functional Change in Mild Cognitive Impairment. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi:1016/j.jagp.2017.07.002 PMID:28784347
- Valenzuela M, Sachdev P, Brodaty H. Concerns about cholinesterase inhibitor recommendations Neurology .18 Jan 2018; 90 (3)
- Peisah C, Jessop T, Brodaty H. Nursing homes “no-returns” policy, when residents are discharged to the Emergency Department at 4am: what does the law say? accepted 20 July 2018 Medical Journal of Australia
- Valenzuela M, Sachdev P, Brodaty H. Reader response: Practice guideline update summary: Mild cognitive impairment: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. 21 August 2018; 91 (8) AAN Disputes and debates; editors choice. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000006039
- Brodaty H. How consumers can be partners. Better Practice. 27-28 Aug 2015; Sydney, Australia.
- Brodaty H. Innovation in dementia care-where are we headed? Invited speaker. Strengthening Dementia Services. 5 October 2016. Melbourne.
- Brodaty H. Launch of NHMRC clinical practice guidelines for dementia. Invited speaker. Dementia with dignity CDAMS Conference. Oct 2016. Melbourne.
- Brodaty H. Keynote speaker. Fourteen years on from the Brodaty,Draper, Low triangle. 17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference 18 Oct 2017. Melbourne.
- Brodaty H. Great Expectations: Hope and Realism. Alzheimer Australia ACT’s Great expectations inspiring hope through research. 27 February 2017. Canberra
- Brodaty H. Plenary. Maintain your brain. NNIDR Australian Dementia Forum.16 Oct 2017. Melbourne.
- Brodaty H. Pseudodementia, pseudopseudodementia and pseudodepression.The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age Psychogeriatrics in Perspective. 27 April 2018. Parliament House Sydney.
- Brodaty H. Plenary presentation. Ways to improve quality of life for people with dementia. International best practice in dementia care. 7 March 2018. Sydney.