Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low

​BSc Psych (Hons) UNSW; PhD ANU
Associate Professor in Ageing and Health, NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellow, Head of Discipline, Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health

Member of China Studies Centre

C43A - Jeffrey Miller Admin Building Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 7368

Website Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit

Biographical details

I believe that every person irrespective of age or cognitive status should be supported to live as high quality a life as possible. My main areas of research are in dementia and ageing, home and residential aged care particularly practice and culture change, rehabilitation for dementia, dementia literacy and stigma, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. I am particularly interested in developing and evaluating interventions and knowledge implementation strategies to improve the life experience of older people. I have expertise in epidemiology, systematic reviews, clustered randomised trials and translation of research into practice.

I like people and will sometimes also admit to liking statistics. I am a registered psychologist.

I advocate for people with dementia and engage with the ageing, aged care and broader community through committees, delivering training and public lectures and the media. I am committed to making sure that research findings about dementia change practice.

Research interests

  • Dementia
  • Cognitive ageing
  • Residential aged care
  • Community care
  • Culture change
  • Non-pharmacological interventions
  • Older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds

Current research students

Project title Research student
The changing nature of aged care in Australia: Living Longer Living Better reforms and the impact on service providers and consumers Cathy MONRO

Current projects

  • LifeFul: a restorative and relationship based culture change program for residential aged care.
  • The Dementia Lifestyle Coach: piloting the feasibility of delivering a counselling and coaching program to people recently diagnosed with early dementia to help them to live well with dementia. This program also includes peer supporters with dementia.
  • Stigma and dementia: this is a program of work investigating the experiences, contributors to, and effects of stigma on people

Awards and honours

​NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award. 2012

In the media

Read selected articles by Lee-Fay on caring for people with dementia, and consumer directed care in 'The Conversation' https://theconversation.com/profiles/lee-fay-low-98311/articles

Themes

Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeing

Selected grants

2017

  • Optimising functional independence of older persons with dementia: a pragmatic multi-centre parallel arm randomised controlled trial of the Interdisciplinary Home bAsed Reablement Program (I-HARP); Jeon Y, Simpson J, Low L, Mowszowski L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Boosting Dementia Research Grants.
  • Rehabilitation for people with dementia - research, advocacy, translation; Low L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship.

2016

  • Evidence-based programs to improve the wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers: Implementing COPE in the Australian health context; Clemson L, Jeon Y, Low L, Kurrle S; Sydney Medical School/Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.

2015

  • Global initiative promoting meaningful engagement of people with advanced dementia ageing in supported living environments; Du Toit S, Low L, Lovarini M; Worldwide Universities Network/WUN Research Development Fund.
  • Innovative interventions to improve quality of life in dementia; Low L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Career Development Fellowships.

2014

  • About people living alone with dementia (APLAWD); Fletcher J, Low L, Jeon Y; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Dementia Collaborative Research Centres.
  • Community Aging in Place: Advancing Better Living for Elders with Cognitive Impairment (CAPABLE-C): a feasibility study of a CAPABLE-C RCT; Jeon Y, Szanton S, Clemson L, Naismith S, Simpson J, Low L, Brodaty H, Gitlin L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Dementia Collaborative Research Centres.
  • Development & evaluation of an online program for carers of people with later stage dementia.; Low L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Dementia Collaborative Research Centres.
  • The Lifestyle Engagement Activity Program (LEAP); Low L; Dementia Collaborative Research Centre/Small Grants Scheme.

2013

  • A systematic review of interventions to change practice in nursing homes; Jeon Y, Beattie E, Low L, Goodenough B, Etherton-Beer C, MacAndrew M; Dementia Collaborative Research Centre/Project Grants.
  • Dancing for dementia: developing and piloting a dance program for the cognitive health of people with dementia; Low L, Merom D; Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)/Research Grant.

2012

  • Embodied selfhood and clowning: An innovative approach to person-centred dementia care; Kontos P, Warren B, Mitchell G, Naglie G, Low L; Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Open Operating Grant.
  • The Lifestyle Engagement and Activity Program (LEAP) for Life implementation project in community care; Low L; Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care (EBPAC)/EBPAC Grants Round Three.
  • Investigating language changes associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia in elderly CALD individuals; Miller Amberber A, Sachdev P, Low L, Kochan N, Draper B; Dementia Collaborative Research Centre/Project Grants.
  • The lifestyle engagement activity program (LEAP) development and pilot; Low L, Jeon Y, Camp C, Haertsch M; Dementia Collaborative Research Centre/Assessment and Better Care Grant.

2010

  • A systematic review of interventions to change practice in nursing homes; Low L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Dementia Collaborative Research Centres.
  • An Untapped Resource: Older CALD volunteers - understanding barriers and motivations to volunteering in NSW; Low L, Todaro P, Elias A; Department of Social Services/Ageing Program Applied Research Grants.
  • Identifying desirable outcomes and associated quality indicators in community care; Low L, Brodaty H, Gresham M, Jeon Y; Dementia Collaborative Research Centre/Project Grants.

2009

  • Community care for the Elderly: Needs and Service Use Study (CENSUS); Brodaty H, Low L, Gresham M; The Hammond Care Group/Research Grant.
  • Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE): An RCT of humour therapy in residential care; Fleming R, Brodaty H, Low L, Chenoweth L, Spitzer P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Prevention and management of mental disorders in older Australians; Sachdev P, Brodaty H, Andrews G, Troller J, Valenzuela M, Anderson T, Withall A, Menant J, Low L, Lord S, Kochan N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Capacity Building Grant.

2008

  • Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) pilot study: humour therapy in residential aged care; Low L, Fleming R, Bell J, Chenoweth L, Brodaty H, Spitzer P; Dementia Collaborative Research Centre/Project Grants.
  • Dementia literacy in Greek, Italian and Chinese Australians; Low L, Anstey K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Dementia Research Team Grants.
  • A computer model of service delivery for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a tool for policy makers and service providers; Brodaty H, O'Connor D, Low L, Vickland V; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Dementia Research Team Grants.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Swaffer, K., Low, L. (2016). Diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Chatswood, Australia: New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Low, L. (2014). Live and Laugh with Dementia the Essential Guide to Maximising Quality of Life. Australia: Exisle Publishing (Australia).

Journals

  • Low, L., Swaffer, K., McGrath, M., Brodaty, H. (2017). Do people with early stage dementia experience Prescribed Disengagement? - A systematic review of qualitative studies. International Psychogeriatrics, Article in press.
  • Jessop, T., Harrison, F., Cations, M., Draper, B., Chenoweth, L., Hilmer, S., Westbury, J., Low, L., Heffernan, M., Sachdev, P., 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 behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(8), 1391-1403. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y., Tsang, R., Bryden, C., Hutchinson, K. (2017). The Kids Insight into Dementia Survey (KIDS): development and preliminary psychometric properties. Aging and Mental Health, Article in press. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, C., Clemson, L., Brodaty, H., Low, L., Jeon, Y., Gitlin, L., Piguet, O., Mioshi, E. (2017). The tailored activity program (TAP) to address behavioral disturbances in frontotemporal dementia: a feasibility and pilot study. Disability and Rehabilitation, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Jeon, Y., Goodenough, B., Low, L., Bryden, C., Hutchinson, K., Richards, L. (2017). What do children need to know about dementia? The perspectives of children and people with personal experience of dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Reeve, E., Low, L., Hilmer, S. (2016). Beliefs and attitudes of older adults and carers about deprescribing of medications: a qualitative focus group study. British Journal of General Practice, 66(649), e552-e560. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Liu, Z., Li, Z., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Davison, T., Brodaty, H. (2016). Development and validation of a short version of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia for screening residents in nursing homes. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(11), 1007-1016. [More Information]
  • Reeve, E., Low, L., Shakib, S., Hilmer, S. (2016). Development and Validation of the Revised Patients� Attitudes Towards Deprescribing (rPATD) Questionnaire: Versions for Older Adults and Caregivers. Drugs and Aging, 33(12), 913-928. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Harrison, F., Low, L. (2016). Development of two measures of client engagement for use in home aged care. Health and Social Care in the Community, 24(3), 363-374. [More Information]
  • Leow, J., Pont, L., Low, L. (2016). Effect of humour therapy on psychotropic medication use in nursing homes. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(4), E7-E12. [More Information]
  • Kontos, P., Miller, K., Colobong, R., Palma Lazgare, L., Binns, M., Low, L., Surr, C., Naglie, G. (2016). Elder-clowning in long-term dementia care: results of a pilot study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(2), 347-353. [More Information]
  • Casey, A., Low, L., Jeon, Y., Brodaty, H. (2016). Residents perceptions of friendship and positive social networks within a nursing home. The Gerontologist, 56(5), 855-867. [More Information]
  • Casey, A., Low, L., Jeon, Y., Brodaty, H. (2016). Residents' Positive and Negative Relationship Networks in a Nursing Home. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42(11), 9-13. [More Information]
  • Fleming, R., Goodenough, B., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., Brodaty, H. (2016). The relationship between the quality of the built environment and the quality of life of people with dementia in residential care. Dementia, 16(4), 663-680. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Carroll, S., Merom, D., Baker, J., Kochan, N., Moran, F., Brodaty, H. (2016). We think you can dance! A pilot randomised controlled trial of dance for nursing home residents with moderate to severe dementia. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 29, 42-44. [More Information]
  • Cations, M., Withall, A., Low, L., Draper, B. (2016). What is the role of modifiable environmental and lifestyle risk factors in young onset dementia? European Journal Of Epidemiology, 31(2), 107-124. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y., Etherton-Beer, C., MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E. (2015). A Systematic Review of Interventions to Change Staff Care Practices in Order to Improve Resident Outcomes in Nursing Homes. PloS One, 10(11), 1-60. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J., Gresham, M., Brodaty, H. (2015). Community care for the Elderly: Needs and Service Use Study (CENSUS): Who receives home care packages and what are the outcomes? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34(3), E1-E8. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Russell, F., McDonald, T., Kauffman, A. (2015). Grandfriends, an Intergenerational Program for Nursing-Home Residents and Preschoolers: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 13(3), 227-240. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J. (2015). Models of home care services for persons with dementia: a narrative review. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(10), 1593-1600. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Li, Z., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Liu, Z., Brodaty, H. (2015). The Clinical Utility of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia as a Routine Assessment in Nursing Homes. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(8), 784-793. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Baker, J., Harrison, F., Jeon, Y., Haertsch, M., Camp, C., Skropeta, M. (2015). The Lifestyle Engagement Activity Program (LEAP): Implementing Social and Recreational Activity into Case-Managed Home Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 16(12), 1069-1076. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Jeon, Y., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Brodaty, H. (2015). Validity of the geriatric depression scale and the collateral source version of the geriatric depression scale in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(9), 1495-1504. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Govett, J., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., Fethney, J., Brodaty, H., O'Connor, D. (2014). Assessment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in the era of the aged care funding instrument. Internet Journal of Psychiatry, 3(1).
  • Caldwell, L., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2014). Caregivers' experience of the decision-making process for placing a person with dementia into a nursing home: comparing caregivers from Chinese ethnic minority with those from English-speaking backgrounds. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(3), 413-424. [More Information]
  • Casey, A., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Fletcher, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). Computer-assisted direct observation of behavioral agitation, engagement, and affect in long-term care residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 15(7), 514-520. [More Information]
  • Seeher, K., Low, L., Reppermund, S., Slavin, M., Draper, B., Kang, K., Kochan, N., Trollor, J., Sachdev, P., Brodaty, H. (2014). Correlates of psychological distress in study of partners of older people with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) - The Sydney Memory and Ageing Study. Aging and Mental Health, 18(6), 694-705. [More Information]
  • Chenoweth, L., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Liu, Z., Brodaty, H., Casey, A., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Fleming, R. (2014). Something to SMILE about: potential benefits to staff from humour therapy with nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(2), 47-52. [More Information]
  • Brodaty, H., Low, L., Liu, Z., Fletcher, J., Roast, J., Goodenough, B., Chenoweth, L. (2014). Successful ingredients in the SMILE study: resident, staff and management factors influence the effects of humor therapy in residential aged care. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(12), 1427-1437. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Goodenough, B., Fletcher, J., Xu, K., Casey, A., Chenoweth, L., Fleming, R., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). The effects of humor therapy on nursing home residents measured using observational methods: the SMILE cluster randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 15(8), 564-569. [More Information]
  • Harrison, F., Low, L., Barnett, A., Gresham, M., Brodaty, H. (2014). What do clients expect of community care and what are their needs? The Community care for the Elderly: Needs and Service Use Study (CENSUS). Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(3), 208-213. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Govett, J., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., McNeill, G., Hoolahan, A., Brodaty, H., O'Connor, D. (2013). Care planning practices for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential aged care: A pilot of an education toolkit informed by the Aged Care Funding Instrument. Contemporary Nurse, 44(2), 156-169. [More Information]
  • Low, L., White, F., Jeon, Y., Gresham, M., Brodaty, H. (2013). Desired characteristics and outcomes of community care services for persons with dementia: What is important according to clients, service providers and policy? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(2), 91-96. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Harrison, F., Lackersteen, S. (2013). Does personality affect risk for dementia? A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(8), 713-728. [More Information]
  • Seeher, K., Low, L., Reppermund, S., Brodaty, H. (2013). Predictors and outcomes for caregivers of people with mild cognitive impairment: A systematic literature review. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 9(3), 346-355. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Baker, J., Jeon, Y., Camp, C., Haertsch, M., Skropeta, M. (2013). Study protocol: translating and implementing psychosocial interventions in aged home care the lifestyle engagement activity program (LEAP) for life. BMC Geriatrics, 13(November 2013), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Brodaty, H., Goodenough, B., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Fleming, R., Casey, A., Liu, Z., Chenoweth, L. (2013). The Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) study: A cluster randomised trial of humour therapy in nursing homes. BMJ Open, 3(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Chilko, N., Gresham, M., Barter, S., Brodaty, H. (2012). An update on the pilot trial of consumer-directed care for older persons in Australia. Australian Journal on Ageing, 31(1), 47-51. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Harrison, F., Kochan, N., Draper, B., Slavin, M., Reppermund, S., Sachdev, P., Brodaty, H. (2012). Can mild cognitive impairment be accurately diagnosed in English speakers from linguistic minorities? results from the sydney memory and ageing study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20(10), 866-877. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., Chilko, N., Draper, B., Low, L., O'Connor, D., Brodaty, H. (2012). Individualized guidelines for the management of aggression in dementia - Part 1: key concepts. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(7), 1112-1124. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., Chilko, N., Draper, B., Low, L., O'Connor, D., Brodaty, H. (2012). Individualized guidelines for the management of aggression in dementia - Part 2: appraisal of current guidelines. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(7), 1125-1132. [More Information]
  • Goodenough, B., Low, L., Casey, A., Chenoweth, L., Fleming, R., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Brodaty, H. (2012). Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of humor therapy in residential care: the Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE). International Psychogeriatrics, 24(12), 2037-2044. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Yap, M., Brodaty, H. (2011). A systematic review of different models of home and community care services for older persons. BMC Health Services Research, 11, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K., Lackersteen, S., Camit, M. (2011). Help-seeking and service use for dementia in Italian, Greek and Chinese Australians. Aging and Mental Health, 15(33), 397-404. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., McDonnell, G., Werner, J., Draper, B., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2011). In silico modeling systems: Learning about the prevalence and dynamics of dementia through virtual experimentation. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 7(4), e77-e83. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Sansoni, J., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., Zapart, S., Sansoni, E., Marosszeky, N. (2011). Recommended Measures for the Assessment of Behavioral Disturbances Associated With Dementia. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(5), 403-415. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., Werner, J., Morris, T., McDonnell, G., Draper, B., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2011). Who pays and who benefits? How different models of shared responsibilities between formal and informal carers influence projections of costs of dementia management. BMC Public Health, 11, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., McDonnell, G., Werner, J., Draper, B., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2010). A computer model of dementia prevalence in Australia: foreseeing outcomes of delaying dementia onset, slowing disease progression, and eradicating dementia types. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 29(2), 123-130. [More Information]
  • Goh, I., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2010). Levels and rates of depression among Chinese people living in Chinese ethno-specific and mainstream residential care in Sydney. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(2), 237-245. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Low, L. (2010). Psychiatric services for the "old" old. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(4), 582-588. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K., Lackersteen, S., Camit, M., Harrison, F., Draper, B., Brodaty, H. (2010). Recognition, attitudes and casual beliefs regarding dementia of Italian, Greek and Chinese Australians. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 30(6), 499-508. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Yap, M., Brodaty, H. (2010). Will testing for apolipoprotein E assist in tailoring dementia risk reduction? A review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34(3), 408-437. [More Information]
  • Wu, H., Low, L., Xiao, S., Brodaty, H. (2009). A pilot study of differences in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in nursing home residents in Sydney and Shanghai. International Psychogeriatrics, 21(3), 476-484. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K. (2009). Authors’ response to: Commentary on Low and Anstey: Cross-cultural findings and insights. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 5(3), 282-282. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K. (2009). Dementia literacy: Recognition and beliefs on dementia of the Australian public. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 5(1), 43-49. [More Information]
  • Wu, H., Low, L., Xiao, S., Brodaty, H. (2009). Differences in psychological morbidity among Australian and Chinese caregivers of persons with dementia in residential care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(12), 1343-1351. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Draper, B., Cheng, A., Cruysman, B., Hayward-Wright, N., Jeon, Y., LoGiudice, D., Wu, H., Zogalis, G., Brodaty, H. (2009). Future research on dementia relating to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28(3), 144-148. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Draper, B. (2009). Hospitalization patterns for psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in Australia from July 1998 to June 2005. Psychiatric Services, 60(1), 113-116. [More Information]
  • Anstey, K., Low, L., Christensen, H., Sachdev, P. (2009). Level of cognitive performance as a correlate and predictor of health behaviors that protect against cognitive decline in late life: The path through life study. Intelligence (Kidlington): a multidisciplinary journal, 37(6), 600-606. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Low, L. (2009). Patterns of hospitalisation for depressive and anxiety disorders across the lifespan in Australia. Journal of Affective Disorders, 113(1-2), 195-200. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Low, L., Withall, A., Vickland, V., Ward, T. (2009). Translating dementia research into practice. International Psychogeriatrics, 21(SUPPL. 1), S72-S80. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K., Sachdev, P. (2009). Use of medications with anticholinergic properties and cognitive function in a young-old community sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(6), 578-584. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2008). Access and limitations of community services for older persons: A guide for the GP. Australian Family Physician, 37(6), 431-436.
  • Anstey, K., Lipnicki, D., Low, L. (2008). Cholesterol as a risk factor for dementia and cognitive decline: A systematic review of prospective studies with meta-analysis. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16(5), 343-354. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Clemson, L., O'Connor, C., Brodaty, H., Jeon, Y., Mioshi, E., Low, L., Gitlin, L. (2017). Introducing TAP to the Australian health context: a pilot study. 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, Washington, DC, USA: The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Clemson, L., Naismith, S., Szanton, S., Simpson, J., Low, L., Mowszowski, L., Gonski, P., Norman, R., Krein, L., et al (2017). Optimising Independence of Older Persons with Cognitive and Functional Decline - Interdisciplinary Home-Based Reablement Program (I-HARP). Alzheimers Association International Conference, London, UK. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Liu, Z., Li, Z., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Davison, T., Brodaty, H. (2015). Development and validation of the four item Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD-4) for screening depression in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) 17th International Congress, Berlin. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Li, Z., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Brodaty, H., Beattie, E. (2014). Validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale and the Collateral Source Version of the Geriatric Depression Scale in residential aged care. Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014, Rockville, MD, USA: Elsevier.
  • Jeon, Y., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Brodaty, H. (2013). Best practice in assessing depression in nursing homes. IPA 2013 16th International Congress, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB 2 8 RU , UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jeon, Y., Liu, Z., Low, L., O'Connor, D., Chenoweth, L., Brodaty, H., Beattie, E., Davison, T. (2013). Use of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) in nursing homes. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

Research Reports

  • Low, L., Camit, M., Todaro, P., Harrison, F., Gollan, C., Shen, S., Langley, L. (2012). An Untapped Resource: Older CALD Volunteers - Understanding barriers and motivations to volunteering in NSW, Final Report 2012, (pp. ii - 54). Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales.
  • Cheng, A., Cruysmans, B., Draper, B., Hayward-Wright, N., Jeon, Y., LoGiudice, D., Low, L., Wu, H., Zogalis, G. (2009). Strategic Directions in CALD Dementia Research in Australia, March 2009, (pp. 2 - 34). Sydney, Australia: UNSW.

2017

  • Low, L., Swaffer, K., McGrath, M., Brodaty, H. (2017). Do people with early stage dementia experience Prescribed Disengagement? - A systematic review of qualitative studies. International Psychogeriatrics, Article in press.
  • Jessop, T., Harrison, F., Cations, M., Draper, B., Chenoweth, L., Hilmer, S., Westbury, J., Low, L., Heffernan, M., Sachdev, P., 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 behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(8), 1391-1403. [More Information]
  • Clemson, L., O'Connor, C., Brodaty, H., Jeon, Y., Mioshi, E., Low, L., Gitlin, L. (2017). Introducing TAP to the Australian health context: a pilot study. 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, Washington, DC, USA: The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Clemson, L., Naismith, S., Szanton, S., Simpson, J., Low, L., Mowszowski, L., Gonski, P., Norman, R., Krein, L., et al (2017). Optimising Independence of Older Persons with Cognitive and Functional Decline - Interdisciplinary Home-Based Reablement Program (I-HARP). Alzheimers Association International Conference, London, UK. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y., Tsang, R., Bryden, C., Hutchinson, K. (2017). The Kids Insight into Dementia Survey (KIDS): development and preliminary psychometric properties. Aging and Mental Health, Article in press. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, C., Clemson, L., Brodaty, H., Low, L., Jeon, Y., Gitlin, L., Piguet, O., Mioshi, E. (2017). The tailored activity program (TAP) to address behavioral disturbances in frontotemporal dementia: a feasibility and pilot study. Disability and Rehabilitation, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Jeon, Y., Goodenough, B., Low, L., Bryden, C., Hutchinson, K., Richards, L. (2017). What do children need to know about dementia? The perspectives of children and people with personal experience of dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, Article in press. [More Information]

2016

  • Reeve, E., Low, L., Hilmer, S. (2016). Beliefs and attitudes of older adults and carers about deprescribing of medications: a qualitative focus group study. British Journal of General Practice, 66(649), e552-e560. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Liu, Z., Li, Z., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Davison, T., Brodaty, H. (2016). Development and validation of a short version of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia for screening residents in nursing homes. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(11), 1007-1016. [More Information]
  • Reeve, E., Low, L., Shakib, S., Hilmer, S. (2016). Development and Validation of the Revised Patients� Attitudes Towards Deprescribing (rPATD) Questionnaire: Versions for Older Adults and Caregivers. Drugs and Aging, 33(12), 913-928. [More Information]
  • Baker, J., Harrison, F., Low, L. (2016). Development of two measures of client engagement for use in home aged care. Health and Social Care in the Community, 24(3), 363-374. [More Information]
  • Swaffer, K., Low, L. (2016). Diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Chatswood, Australia: New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd.
  • Leow, J., Pont, L., Low, L. (2016). Effect of humour therapy on psychotropic medication use in nursing homes. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 35(4), E7-E12. [More Information]
  • Kontos, P., Miller, K., Colobong, R., Palma Lazgare, L., Binns, M., Low, L., Surr, C., Naglie, G. (2016). Elder-clowning in long-term dementia care: results of a pilot study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(2), 347-353. [More Information]
  • Casey, A., Low, L., Jeon, Y., Brodaty, H. (2016). Residents perceptions of friendship and positive social networks within a nursing home. The Gerontologist, 56(5), 855-867. [More Information]
  • Casey, A., Low, L., Jeon, Y., Brodaty, H. (2016). Residents' Positive and Negative Relationship Networks in a Nursing Home. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42(11), 9-13. [More Information]
  • Fleming, R., Goodenough, B., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., Brodaty, H. (2016). The relationship between the quality of the built environment and the quality of life of people with dementia in residential care. Dementia, 16(4), 663-680. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Carroll, S., Merom, D., Baker, J., Kochan, N., Moran, F., Brodaty, H. (2016). We think you can dance! A pilot randomised controlled trial of dance for nursing home residents with moderate to severe dementia. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 29, 42-44. [More Information]
  • Cations, M., Withall, A., Low, L., Draper, B. (2016). What is the role of modifiable environmental and lifestyle risk factors in young onset dementia? European Journal Of Epidemiology, 31(2), 107-124. [More Information]

2015

  • Low, L., Fletcher, J., Goodenough, B., Jeon, Y., Etherton-Beer, C., MacAndrew, M., Beattie, E. (2015). A Systematic Review of Interventions to Change Staff Care Practices in Order to Improve Resident Outcomes in Nursing Homes. PloS One, 10(11), 1-60. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J., Gresham, M., Brodaty, H. (2015). Community care for the Elderly: Needs and Service Use Study (CENSUS): Who receives home care packages and what are the outcomes? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34(3), E1-E8. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Liu, Z., Li, Z., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Davison, T., Brodaty, H. (2015). Development and validation of the four item Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD-4) for screening depression in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) 17th International Congress, Berlin. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Russell, F., McDonald, T., Kauffman, A. (2015). Grandfriends, an Intergenerational Program for Nursing-Home Residents and Preschoolers: A Randomized Trial. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 13(3), 227-240. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Fletcher, J. (2015). Models of home care services for persons with dementia: a narrative review. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(10), 1593-1600. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Li, Z., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Liu, Z., Brodaty, H. (2015). The Clinical Utility of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia as a Routine Assessment in Nursing Homes. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(8), 784-793. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Baker, J., Harrison, F., Jeon, Y., Haertsch, M., Camp, C., Skropeta, M. (2015). The Lifestyle Engagement Activity Program (LEAP): Implementing Social and Recreational Activity into Case-Managed Home Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 16(12), 1069-1076. [More Information]
  • Li, Z., Jeon, Y., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Brodaty, H. (2015). Validity of the geriatric depression scale and the collateral source version of the geriatric depression scale in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(9), 1495-1504. [More Information]

2014

  • Jeon, Y., Govett, J., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., Fethney, J., Brodaty, H., O'Connor, D. (2014). Assessment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in the era of the aged care funding instrument. Internet Journal of Psychiatry, 3(1).
  • Caldwell, L., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2014). Caregivers' experience of the decision-making process for placing a person with dementia into a nursing home: comparing caregivers from Chinese ethnic minority with those from English-speaking backgrounds. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(3), 413-424. [More Information]
  • Casey, A., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Fletcher, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). Computer-assisted direct observation of behavioral agitation, engagement, and affect in long-term care residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 15(7), 514-520. [More Information]
  • Seeher, K., Low, L., Reppermund, S., Slavin, M., Draper, B., Kang, K., Kochan, N., Trollor, J., Sachdev, P., Brodaty, H. (2014). Correlates of psychological distress in study of partners of older people with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) - The Sydney Memory and Ageing Study. Aging and Mental Health, 18(6), 694-705. [More Information]
  • Low, L. (2014). Live and Laugh with Dementia the Essential Guide to Maximising Quality of Life. Australia: Exisle Publishing (Australia).
  • Chenoweth, L., Low, L., Goodenough, B., Liu, Z., Brodaty, H., Casey, A., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Fleming, R. (2014). Something to SMILE about: potential benefits to staff from humour therapy with nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(2), 47-52. [More Information]
  • Brodaty, H., Low, L., Liu, Z., Fletcher, J., Roast, J., Goodenough, B., Chenoweth, L. (2014). Successful ingredients in the SMILE study: resident, staff and management factors influence the effects of humor therapy in residential aged care. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22(12), 1427-1437. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Goodenough, B., Fletcher, J., Xu, K., Casey, A., Chenoweth, L., Fleming, R., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Brodaty, H. (2014). The effects of humor therapy on nursing home residents measured using observational methods: the SMILE cluster randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 15(8), 564-569. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Li, Z., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Brodaty, H., Beattie, E. (2014). Validity of the Geriatric Depression Scale and the Collateral Source Version of the Geriatric Depression Scale in residential aged care. Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014, Rockville, MD, USA: Elsevier.
  • Harrison, F., Low, L., Barnett, A., Gresham, M., Brodaty, H. (2014). What do clients expect of community care and what are their needs? The Community care for the Elderly: Needs and Service Use Study (CENSUS). Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(3), 208-213. [More Information]

2013

  • Jeon, Y., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., O'Connor, D., Beattie, E., Brodaty, H. (2013). Best practice in assessing depression in nursing homes. IPA 2013 16th International Congress, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB 2 8 RU , UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jeon, Y., Govett, J., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., McNeill, G., Hoolahan, A., Brodaty, H., O'Connor, D. (2013). Care planning practices for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in residential aged care: A pilot of an education toolkit informed by the Aged Care Funding Instrument. Contemporary Nurse, 44(2), 156-169. [More Information]
  • Low, L., White, F., Jeon, Y., Gresham, M., Brodaty, H. (2013). Desired characteristics and outcomes of community care services for persons with dementia: What is important according to clients, service providers and policy? Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(2), 91-96. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Harrison, F., Lackersteen, S. (2013). Does personality affect risk for dementia? A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(8), 713-728. [More Information]
  • Seeher, K., Low, L., Reppermund, S., Brodaty, H. (2013). Predictors and outcomes for caregivers of people with mild cognitive impairment: A systematic literature review. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 9(3), 346-355. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Baker, J., Jeon, Y., Camp, C., Haertsch, M., Skropeta, M. (2013). Study protocol: translating and implementing psychosocial interventions in aged home care the lifestyle engagement activity program (LEAP) for life. BMC Geriatrics, 13(November 2013), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Brodaty, H., Goodenough, B., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Fleming, R., Casey, A., Liu, Z., Chenoweth, L. (2013). The Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE) study: A cluster randomised trial of humour therapy in nursing homes. BMJ Open, 3(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Liu, Z., Low, L., O'Connor, D., Chenoweth, L., Brodaty, H., Beattie, E., Davison, T. (2013). Use of the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD) in nursing homes. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

2012

  • Low, L., Camit, M., Todaro, P., Harrison, F., Gollan, C., Shen, S., Langley, L. (2012). An Untapped Resource: Older CALD Volunteers - Understanding barriers and motivations to volunteering in NSW, Final Report 2012, (pp. ii - 54). Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales.
  • Low, L., Chilko, N., Gresham, M., Barter, S., Brodaty, H. (2012). An update on the pilot trial of consumer-directed care for older persons in Australia. Australian Journal on Ageing, 31(1), 47-51. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Harrison, F., Kochan, N., Draper, B., Slavin, M., Reppermund, S., Sachdev, P., Brodaty, H. (2012). Can mild cognitive impairment be accurately diagnosed in English speakers from linguistic minorities? results from the sydney memory and ageing study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20(10), 866-877. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., Chilko, N., Draper, B., Low, L., O'Connor, D., Brodaty, H. (2012). Individualized guidelines for the management of aggression in dementia - Part 1: key concepts. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(7), 1112-1124. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., Chilko, N., Draper, B., Low, L., O'Connor, D., Brodaty, H. (2012). Individualized guidelines for the management of aggression in dementia - Part 2: appraisal of current guidelines. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(7), 1125-1132. [More Information]
  • Goodenough, B., Low, L., Casey, A., Chenoweth, L., Fleming, R., Spitzer, P., Bell, J., Brodaty, H. (2012). Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of humor therapy in residential care: the Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses and ElderClowns (SMILE). International Psychogeriatrics, 24(12), 2037-2044. [More Information]

2011

  • Low, L., Yap, M., Brodaty, H. (2011). A systematic review of different models of home and community care services for older persons. BMC Health Services Research, 11, 1-15. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K., Lackersteen, S., Camit, M. (2011). Help-seeking and service use for dementia in Italian, Greek and Chinese Australians. Aging and Mental Health, 15(33), 397-404. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., McDonnell, G., Werner, J., Draper, B., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2011). In silico modeling systems: Learning about the prevalence and dynamics of dementia through virtual experimentation. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 7(4), e77-e83. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Sansoni, J., Low, L., Chenoweth, L., Zapart, S., Sansoni, E., Marosszeky, N. (2011). Recommended Measures for the Assessment of Behavioral Disturbances Associated With Dementia. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(5), 403-415. [More Information]
  • Vickland, V., Werner, J., Morris, T., McDonnell, G., Draper, B., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2011). Who pays and who benefits? How different models of shared responsibilities between formal and informal carers influence projections of costs of dementia management. BMC Public Health, 11, 1-10. [More Information]

2010

  • Vickland, V., McDonnell, G., Werner, J., Draper, B., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2010). A computer model of dementia prevalence in Australia: foreseeing outcomes of delaying dementia onset, slowing disease progression, and eradicating dementia types. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 29(2), 123-130. [More Information]
  • Goh, I., Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2010). Levels and rates of depression among Chinese people living in Chinese ethno-specific and mainstream residential care in Sydney. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(2), 237-245. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Low, L. (2010). Psychiatric services for the "old" old. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(4), 582-588. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K., Lackersteen, S., Camit, M., Harrison, F., Draper, B., Brodaty, H. (2010). Recognition, attitudes and casual beliefs regarding dementia of Italian, Greek and Chinese Australians. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 30(6), 499-508. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Yap, M., Brodaty, H. (2010). Will testing for apolipoprotein E assist in tailoring dementia risk reduction? A review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34(3), 408-437. [More Information]

2009

  • Wu, H., Low, L., Xiao, S., Brodaty, H. (2009). A pilot study of differences in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in nursing home residents in Sydney and Shanghai. International Psychogeriatrics, 21(3), 476-484. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K. (2009). Authors’ response to: Commentary on Low and Anstey: Cross-cultural findings and insights. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 5(3), 282-282. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K. (2009). Dementia literacy: Recognition and beliefs on dementia of the Australian public. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 5(1), 43-49. [More Information]
  • Wu, H., Low, L., Xiao, S., Brodaty, H. (2009). Differences in psychological morbidity among Australian and Chinese caregivers of persons with dementia in residential care. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(12), 1343-1351. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Draper, B., Cheng, A., Cruysman, B., Hayward-Wright, N., Jeon, Y., LoGiudice, D., Wu, H., Zogalis, G., Brodaty, H. (2009). Future research on dementia relating to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 28(3), 144-148. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Draper, B. (2009). Hospitalization patterns for psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in Australia from July 1998 to June 2005. Psychiatric Services, 60(1), 113-116. [More Information]
  • Anstey, K., Low, L., Christensen, H., Sachdev, P. (2009). Level of cognitive performance as a correlate and predictor of health behaviors that protect against cognitive decline in late life: The path through life study. Intelligence (Kidlington): a multidisciplinary journal, 37(6), 600-606. [More Information]
  • Draper, B., Low, L. (2009). Patterns of hospitalisation for depressive and anxiety disorders across the lifespan in Australia. Journal of Affective Disorders, 113(1-2), 195-200. [More Information]
  • Cheng, A., Cruysmans, B., Draper, B., Hayward-Wright, N., Jeon, Y., LoGiudice, D., Low, L., Wu, H., Zogalis, G. (2009). Strategic Directions in CALD Dementia Research in Australia, March 2009, (pp. 2 - 34). Sydney, Australia: UNSW.
  • Draper, B., Low, L., Withall, A., Vickland, V., Ward, T. (2009). Translating dementia research into practice. International Psychogeriatrics, 21(SUPPL. 1), S72-S80. [More Information]
  • Low, L., Anstey, K., Sachdev, P. (2009). Use of medications with anticholinergic properties and cognitive function in a young-old community sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(6), 578-584. [More Information]

2008

  • Low, L., Brodaty, H. (2008). Access and limitations of community services for older persons: A guide for the GP. Australian Family Physician, 37(6), 431-436.
  • Anstey, K., Lipnicki, D., Low, L. (2008). Cholesterol as a risk factor for dementia and cognitive decline: A systematic review of prospective studies with meta-analysis. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16(5), 343-354. [More Information]

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