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Canine Cognitive Disorder

Canine Cognitive Disorder


Canine cognitive dysfunction can often be comorbid with other age-related problems. It is often under-diagnosed due to owners being unaware of the fact that dogs can suffer from dementia, and is usually picked up only when owners take their dogs to the vet for what they think are physical or behavioural problems.

Recent research indicates that perhaps as many as 28% of dogs aged 11-12 years, and 68% of dogs aged 15-16 years, showed one or more signs of cognitive impairment. This podcast will cover clinical signs, diagnosis and current treatment options including the need for better owner education and ongoing screening options. Dr Jones will also outline an ongoing clinical trial at the University of Sydney to test the efficacy of cell therapy for the treatment of CCD.  

Learning Outcomes


  • Gain an understanding of canine cognitive disorder, its prevalence and clinical signs
  • Understand the diagnostic tools and treatments available and currently under research


Thursday 24 - Wednesday 30 October 2019
Delivered Online


Kaylene Jones graduated from the University of Queensland Veterinary School with honours in 2003. Following graduation, she spent 15 years in general practice, in various positions throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.
With a passion for medical research and in particular, a strong interest in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, Kaylene made the change from clinical practice in 2018. At this time, she took on a position with the University of Sydney as Senior Research Officer with the Regenerative Neuroscience Group at the Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney Medical School. In this position, Kaylene works as the Veterinary Trial Coordinator on a cutting edge, clinical trial using cell therapy to treat Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD).


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