In the NEM Practitioner Series Dr Shami, Integrative GP and ACNEM Vice President, speaks with medical and health specialists who are practicing nutritional and environmental medicine (NEM), to get their personal insights and learn how their approach is transforming lives.
In this 17-minute interview Dr Shami speaks with Psychiatrist and Psychogeriatrician, Dr Kailas Roberts, about his nutrition and lifestyle approach as a Dementia specialist. They delve into:
- Dr Roberts’s journey into nutrition and lifestyle measures as a Dementia specialist.
- What lifestyle measures do you put in place for someone with Dementia?
- What role do carers play?
- What is Dr Robert’s vision for Dementia prevention?
- 40% of Dementia cases worldwide are potentially preventable
- What are the risk factors for getting Dementia?
- Giving hope to someone with Dementia
- What lifestyle measures help to prevent the onset of Dementia?
- How does stress, anxiety and depression impact?
- What sort of diet supports brain health?
- Dr Robert’s book Mind Your Brain – the Essential Australian Guide to Dementia
Dr Kailas Roberts, Psychiatrist, Psychogeriatrician and Brain Health Specialist
Dr Kailas Roberts is a consultant psychiatrist and psychogeriatrician with over ten years’ experience in the field of old-age psychiatry. He runs a busy private practice caring for people with cognitive difficulties, and advises on management of the behavioural and psychological difficulties that often accompany dementia. He lives in Brisbane, and this year has released his first book – Mind Your Brain: The Essential Australian Guide to Dementia.
A doctor with a specialist interest in brain health and dementia, Dr Roberts completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Leicester in the UK. After qualifying as a doctor in 1998, he entered a number of rotations as a junior and senior house officer in the UK before moving to Australia in 2000. His initial intention was to come to the Antipodes for a relatively brief working holiday, but twenty years has gone by and he is still here. Prior to settling into a career in Psychiatry, he worked in various hospital Emergency Departments in Bolton in the UK and Darwin and Canberra in Australia.