Prof Susan Kurrle practises geriatric medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and at Batemans Bay Hospital. She has had a long interest in dementia. She holds the Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney where she leads the NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre. The centre’s projects focus particularly on the care aspects of dementia. Recent work includes national clinical guidelines for the management of dementia, implementation of a model of care for people living with delirium and dementia in acute hospitals, and improved pain management. Her other interests include management of frailty, prevention of falls, and ageing successfully.