Cohort 
2021

Selam Yoseph, MD

Psychiatrist

We need to work towards having dementia recognized as one of the conditions that needs public heath officials' attention so that we can work on awareness raising, preventive strategies, early detection and intervention.

Current Work

Psychiatrist working as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Personal Hero

Menelik the second

Words of Strength

Good listener, non-judgmental

Vision

We need to work towards having dementia recognized as one of the conditions that needs public heath officials' attention so that we can work on awareness raising, preventive strategies, early detection and intervention.

Strategy

Selam treats patients coming to her clinic with psychological and behavioral symptoms of dementia, and psychoeducates the caregivers on how they can help their relative without compromising their own psychological stability.

Impact

As an Atlantic Fellow, Selam hopes to develop lots of networks with professionals working in the area of dementia, that she can use in the next step of her career where she wants to focus more on old age psychiatry.

Motivation

Dementia is usually considered as a normal aging process, there is a lot that should be done to raise awareness so that people can seek help earlier.

Education & Experience

Selam received her medical degree from University of Gondar and later specialty certificate in psychiatry from Addis Ababa University. She also received a certificate in public management from university of Maine, USA. She is now assistant professor of psychiatry at the department of psychiatry, Addis Ababa University.

Awards & Honors

Ethiopian Medical Association
2018
Best Research Award

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