Dr Zoe Terpening

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Brain & Mind Research Institute, Sydney Medical School

Telephone +61 2 9351 0750

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Biographical details

Dr Zoe Terpening is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Neuropsychology Research Fellow in the Ageing Brain Clinic at the Brain & Mind Research Institute. She also works as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Sydney Adventist Hospital and Executive Assistant to the Associate Dean, Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of Sydney Medical School. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and College of Clinical Neuropsychologists and provides supervision to postgraduate research and neuropsychology clinical students.

Research interests

Dr Zoe Terpening's research interests include the early detection and differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease and the interrelationships between sleep and cognition in older adults.In particular, much of her work to date has been exploring how modifying sleep can prevent future cognitive decline in older adults at risk of dementia in addition to dementia syndromes affecting the posterior brain regions.

Selected grants

2014

  • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea for Cognitive Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment; Terpening Z; Alzheimer's Australia/Dementia Grants Program.

2013

  • Sleep Well Think Well: A non-pharmacological sleep intervention program for patients with Parkinsons disease; Naismith S, Terpening Z, Bartlett D; Parkinson's New South Wales Incorporated/Research Support.

2012

  • Nap to remember Does napping enhance memory in patients at risk of dementia; Terpening Z; Alzheimer's Australia/Dementia Grants Program.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Watson, J., Terpening, Z. (2007). Higher visuoperceptual disorders and disorders of spatial cognition. In Anthony Schapira (Eds.), Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences, (pp. 59-71). United States of America: Mosby Elsevier.

Journals

  • Naismith, S., Hickie, I., Terpening, Z., Rajaratnam, S., Hodges, J., Bolitho, S., Rogers, N., Lewis, S. (2014). Circadian Misalignment and Sleep Disruption in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 38(4), 857-866. [More Information]
  • Bolitho, S., Naismith, S., Rajaratnam, S., Grunstein, R., Hodges, J., Terpening, Z., Rogers, N., Lewis, S. (2014). Disturbances in melatonin secretion and circadian sleep-wake regulation in Parkinson disease. Sleep Medicine, 15(3), 342-347. [More Information]
  • Aitken, D., Naismith, S., Terpening, Z., Lewis, S. (2014). Dysfunctional sleep beliefs in Parkinson's disease: Relationships with subjective and objective sleep. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(8), 1359-1363. [More Information]
  • Bolitho, S., Naismith, S., Terpening, Z., Grunstein, R., Melehan, K., Yee, B., Coeytaux Jackson, A., Gilat, M., Lewis, S. (2014). Investigating Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Without Atonia in Parkinson's Disease Using the Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder Screening Questionnaire. Movement Disorders, 29(6), 736-742. [More Information]
  • McKinnon, A., Terpening, Z., Hickie, I., Batchelor, J., Grunstein, R., Lewis, S., Naismith, S. (2014). Prevalence and Predictors of Poor Sleep Quality in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 27(3), 204-211. [More Information]
  • Wilson, G., Terpening, Z., Wong, K., Grunstein, R., Norrie, L., Lewis, S., Naismith, S. (2014). Screening for sleep apnoea in mild cognitive impairment: the utility of the multivariable apnoea prediction index. Sleep Disorders, 2014, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Robillard, R., Naismith, S., Smith, K., Rogers, N., White, D., Terpening, Z., Ip, T., Hermens, D., Whitwell, B., Scott, E., Hickie, I. (2014). Sleep-Wake Cycle in Young and Older Persons with a Lifetime History of Mood Disorders. PloS One, 9(2), e87763. [More Information]
  • Gunn, D., Naismith, S., Terpening, Z., Lewis, S. (2014). The Relationships Between Poor Sleep Efficiency and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson Disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 27(2), 77-84. [More Information]
  • Bolitho, S., Naismith, S., Salahuddin, P., Terpening, Z., Grunstein, R., Lewis, S. (2013). Objective Measurement of Daytime Napping, Cognitive Dysfunction and Subjective Sleepiness in Parkinson's Disease. PloS One, 8(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Terpening, Z., Naismith, S., Melehan, K., Gittins, C., Bolitho, S., Lewis, S. (2013). The contribution of nocturnal sleep to the consolidation of motor skill learning in healthy ageing and Parkinson's disease. Journal of Sleep Research, 22(4), 398-405. [More Information]
  • Naismith, S., Terpening, Z., Shine, J., Lewis, S. (2011). Neuropsychological functioning in Parkinson's disease: Differential relationships with self-reported sleep-wake disturbances. Movement Disorders, 26(8), 1537-1541. [More Information]
  • Naismith, S., Rogers, N., Lewis, S., Diamond, K., Terpening, Z., Norrie, L., Hickie, I. (2011). Sleep disturbance in mild cognitive impairment: differential effects of current and remitted depression. Acta Neuropsychiatrica (Online), 23(4), 167-172. [More Information]
  • Terpening, Z., Hodges, J., Cordato, N. (2011). Towards evidence-based dementia screening in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(2), 60-61. [More Information]
  • Komadina, N., Terpening, Z., Huang, Y., Halliday, G., Naismith, S., Lewis, S. (2011). Utility and Limitations of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised for Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 31(5), 349-357. [More Information]
  • Terpening, Z., Cordato, N., Hepner, I., Lucas, S., Lindley, R. (2011). Utility of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination -Revised for the diagnosis of dementia syndromes. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(3), 113-118. [More Information]

2014

  • Naismith, S., Hickie, I., Terpening, Z., Rajaratnam, S., Hodges, J., Bolitho, S., Rogers, N., Lewis, S. (2014). Circadian Misalignment and Sleep Disruption in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 38(4), 857-866. [More Information]
  • Bolitho, S., Naismith, S., Rajaratnam, S., Grunstein, R., Hodges, J., Terpening, Z., Rogers, N., Lewis, S. (2014). Disturbances in melatonin secretion and circadian sleep-wake regulation in Parkinson disease. Sleep Medicine, 15(3), 342-347. [More Information]
  • Aitken, D., Naismith, S., Terpening, Z., Lewis, S. (2014). Dysfunctional sleep beliefs in Parkinson's disease: Relationships with subjective and objective sleep. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(8), 1359-1363. [More Information]
  • Bolitho, S., Naismith, S., Terpening, Z., Grunstein, R., Melehan, K., Yee, B., Coeytaux Jackson, A., Gilat, M., Lewis, S. (2014). Investigating Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Without Atonia in Parkinson's Disease Using the Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder Screening Questionnaire. Movement Disorders, 29(6), 736-742. [More Information]
  • McKinnon, A., Terpening, Z., Hickie, I., Batchelor, J., Grunstein, R., Lewis, S., Naismith, S. (2014). Prevalence and Predictors of Poor Sleep Quality in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 27(3), 204-211. [More Information]
  • Wilson, G., Terpening, Z., Wong, K., Grunstein, R., Norrie, L., Lewis, S., Naismith, S. (2014). Screening for sleep apnoea in mild cognitive impairment: the utility of the multivariable apnoea prediction index. Sleep Disorders, 2014, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Robillard, R., Naismith, S., Smith, K., Rogers, N., White, D., Terpening, Z., Ip, T., Hermens, D., Whitwell, B., Scott, E., Hickie, I. (2014). Sleep-Wake Cycle in Young and Older Persons with a Lifetime History of Mood Disorders. PloS One, 9(2), e87763. [More Information]
  • Gunn, D., Naismith, S., Terpening, Z., Lewis, S. (2014). The Relationships Between Poor Sleep Efficiency and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson Disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 27(2), 77-84. [More Information]

2013

  • Bolitho, S., Naismith, S., Salahuddin, P., Terpening, Z., Grunstein, R., Lewis, S. (2013). Objective Measurement of Daytime Napping, Cognitive Dysfunction and Subjective Sleepiness in Parkinson's Disease. PloS One, 8(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Terpening, Z., Naismith, S., Melehan, K., Gittins, C., Bolitho, S., Lewis, S. (2013). The contribution of nocturnal sleep to the consolidation of motor skill learning in healthy ageing and Parkinson's disease. Journal of Sleep Research, 22(4), 398-405. [More Information]

2011

  • Naismith, S., Terpening, Z., Shine, J., Lewis, S. (2011). Neuropsychological functioning in Parkinson's disease: Differential relationships with self-reported sleep-wake disturbances. Movement Disorders, 26(8), 1537-1541. [More Information]
  • Naismith, S., Rogers, N., Lewis, S., Diamond, K., Terpening, Z., Norrie, L., Hickie, I. (2011). Sleep disturbance in mild cognitive impairment: differential effects of current and remitted depression. Acta Neuropsychiatrica (Online), 23(4), 167-172. [More Information]
  • Terpening, Z., Hodges, J., Cordato, N. (2011). Towards evidence-based dementia screening in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(2), 60-61. [More Information]
  • Komadina, N., Terpening, Z., Huang, Y., Halliday, G., Naismith, S., Lewis, S. (2011). Utility and Limitations of Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised for Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 31(5), 349-357. [More Information]
  • Terpening, Z., Cordato, N., Hepner, I., Lucas, S., Lindley, R. (2011). Utility of the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination -Revised for the diagnosis of dementia syndromes. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 30(3), 113-118. [More Information]

2007

  • Watson, J., Terpening, Z. (2007). Higher visuoperceptual disorders and disorders of spatial cognition. In Anthony Schapira (Eds.), Neurology and Clinical Neurosciences, (pp. 59-71). United States of America: Mosby Elsevier.

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