Over the past 10 years, the National Dementia Conference has grown to become a critical national platform for medical professionals, carers, researchers, aged-care workers, and policy makers involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of people living with dementia.
With the announcement of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the 2019 conference is also presents a unique opportunity to explore what’s possible and embrace change.
The comprehensive, two-day program will bring together a host of leading experts to discuss best-practice strategies and initiatives for improving quality person-centered care across multiple settings, and will also detail the latest research, therapies and treatments, innovation, and technologies from around the world.
Don’t miss this exceptional networking opportunity and chance to share your ideas, knowledge, and experience with leaders from across the sector.
Key topics to include:
- Predictive cognitive decline and diagnosing dementia
- Ethical decision-making in established dementia
- The imminent therapeutic approach to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s – what will it be and what will it mean?
- Managing risks within acute hospital environments
- The use and abuse of medication in dementia
- Managing pain for people with cognitive impairment
- Novel therapies and interventions and assessing their impact i.e. music therapy
- Understanding the experiences and needs of LGBTI people living with dementia – how to provide inclusive care and services
- Supporting the transition between nursing homes and acute care facilities
- Younger onset dementia
- Effective communication and engagement strategies
- Caring for carers – the need for respite and support
- Dementia in rural communities
- The impact of nutrition in outcome, disease, and caregiver burden
- Legal issues in dementia
- Dementia and indigenous populations
- Advanced care planning for people living with dementia
- Plus, much more
Call for Papers
The 2019 agenda is currently in production and will be released shortly. If you are interested in contributing to the conference as a speaker, or would like to offer a topic suggestion, please contact Francesca.Brewer@informa.com by Friday, 21 December 2018
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