Prof Ladislav Volicer, PhD, MD

Courtesy Full Professor, School of Aging Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida, United States of America

Prof Ladislav Volicer, PhD, MD

Courtesy Full Professor, School of Aging Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida, United States of America

Biography

Dr Volicer is currently the Courtesy Full Professor at the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Visiting Professor at the 3rd Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Sydney.

Twenty five years ago, he established one of the first Dementia Special Care Units and introduced the concept of structured palliative care for patients with advanced dementia. Dr Volicer investigated various aspects of dementia care, including behavioural symptoms, medical complications and eating difficulties.

He is recognized as an international expert on advanced dementia care. He published over 250 articles and chapters, and edited four books on clinical management of dementia.