Cohort 
2022

Jayashree Dasgupta, MPhil, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

We need to increase public awareness about risk factors, fight stigma and strive towards dementia-friendly and dementia-ready communities.

Current Work

Clinical psychologist with a specialization in neuropsychology and interest in public health.

Personal Hero

My mentor Shobini Rao

Words of Strength

Creative, patient, solution focused

Vision

To reduce the scale and impact of dementia we need to increase public awareness about risk factors, fight stigma and strive towards dementia-friendly and dementia-ready communities.

Strategy

Jayashree's work involves providing services for people living with dementia and mental health conditions. She has also been raising awareness about dementia and early detection which is essential to help families prepare for the caring journey.

Impact

As an Atlantic Fellow, Jayashree aims to strengthen health systems in India by developing contextually informed and culturally acceptable models of care for adults living with brain health conditions and their families.

Motivation

Detection and treatment gaps for dementia are estimated to be as high as 90% in India. Since most people do not receive any kind of professional help, there is a huge need to build systems for early detection and to support family caregivers.

Education & Experience

Jayashree holds an MPhil and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India. She has worked with children and adults in clinical and research settings before taking an entrepreneurial journey as Co-Founder of Samvedna Senior Care to develop services for mental health issues and people living with dementia.

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India.
Clinical Psychology
PhD
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India.
Clinical Psychology
MPhil

Awards & Honors

International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting
2020
Best Oral Presentation
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference
2019
Travel Fellowship
International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting
2019
Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health Award
YES! I am the CHANGE
2018
Grant Accelerator Award
16th Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Neurology
2008
Best Scientific Paper
12th Asian Oceanian Congress of Neurology
2008
Best Scientific Paper
National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists
2005
SC Gupta Best Paper Award

Podcasts

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Dementia Care Services in India–in Conversation with Dr Jayashree Dasgupta

April 21, 2022