Running for the 15th year, the National Dementia Conference 2024 will continue to bring together many leading experts to discuss best-practice strategies and initiatives for improving quality person-centered care for people living with dementia.
Today, more than ever, there are so many pressing issues related to dementia, but yet at the same time, there are so many new cutting-edge innovations and care strategies available to foster dementia-friendly communities. The conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to discuss these breakthroughs, challenges, and promising practices, all aimed at improving the lives of those affected by dementia.
We will not only cover a wide range of themes, but the conference also aims to be a platform of information exchange, creating relationships, and developing a common commitment to improving dementia care. Don’t miss this tailored made event for people that are genuinely interested in improving dementia care and support in Australia. Are you one of them?
KEY TOPICS INCLUDE
- Latest Emerging Trends in Dementia Research
- Dementia Diagnosis and Early Intervention Strategies
- Innovations in Dementia Care and Support
- Person-Centered Approaches in Dementia Care
- Building Dementia-Friendly Communities
- Assistive Devices and Digital Solutions
- Dementia Caregiver Support and Resilience
- Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Interventions in Dementia
- Addressing Depression, Anxiety, and Behavioral Symptoms
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Dementia Care and Decision-Making
- Cultural and Diversity Perspectives in Dementia Care
- Nutrition and Lifestyle Interventions for Dementia Prevention and Management
- Managing Multiple Health Conditions
- Dementia in Indigenous Communities
- Policy and Advocacy for Dementia Awareness and Support
- Community Engagement and Education Initiatives
- How to Integrate Palliative Care with Dementia Care
Concurrently held with this event is the Pharmacy in Aged Care Forum, offering a seamless engagement on a single platform and maximizing the exploration of key topics in aged care and dementia.
Executive Director, Dementia Training Australia
Cathy Roth OAM
National Chairman, PALZ – Professionals with Alzheimer’s and related diseases
Dr Denise Keenan
Psychologist, Managing Director, Cognition
Managing Director, Curtin Heritage Living
Chief Executive Office, Palliative Care Australia
Director, NWMPHN & Board Director, Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria
Dr Hassan Kadous
Principal Allied Health Advisor, NSW Ministry of Health
Dr Michelle King
Research Fellow, Queensland Aphasia Research Centre, University of Queensland
Dr John Russell
Retired Urologist / Living with dementia
Dr Beatriz Cardona
Senior Research Fellow, 3 Bridges & Associate Researcher, Macquarie University
General Manager - Aged Care, Disability & Allied Health, 3 Bridges
Younger Onset Dementia Project Coordinator, Brightwater Care Group
A/Prof Mark Yates
Dementia Care in Hospitals Program, Grampians Health, Clinical Associate Professor, Deakin University
Dementia & Behaviour Specialist, Uniting NSW/ACT
Chief Executive Officer, Down Syndrome Australia
Dr Beth Nolan
Director of Research and Policy, Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Dementia Care
Dementia Advocate, Chair, Dementia Australia Advisory Committee
Board Director and Green Connect Dementia Respite Project, Site Coordination and Support, Heathcote Dementia Alliance
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, My Dementia Companion
Dr Anita Goh
Clinical Neuropsychologist and Principal Research Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute
Graduate, Deakin University
Health Ambassador, Down Syndrome Australia
Clinical Lead, Communications Centres, Operational Communications Division, Ambulance Victoria
A/P Margaret MacAndrew
Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology
Service Manager (Environments), Dementia Training Australia
Dr Tanya Petrovich
Business Innovation Manager, Dementia Australia
PRE–CONFERENCE HALF-DAY WORKSHOP
11 June 2024 | 9:00 AM -12:00 PM | Crown Promenade Melbourne
Positive Approach to Dementia Care Workshop
Dr Beth Nolan, Director of Research and Policy, Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Dementia Care
When supporting individuals who are living with dementia, it is not always easy to know the best approach. This session will provide learners practical strategies and methods of providing assistance to individuals living with dementia. Emphasis will be placed on helping learners to approach people with dementia safely and consistently, provide verbal support and responses that reduce distress, and improve social engagement. It will enable learners to recognize the remaining abilities of people living with dementia still have, and will offer ways to use these abilities for improved care interactions. The session will be very interactive with the goal of providing knowledge, skills and attitudes that will change daily outcomes of dementia care.
By the end of the session, learners will be able to:
- Identify the important role that words and actions play in the behavior and responses of people living with dementia
- Describe several of the critical factors for optimizing positive interactions
- Identify several specific techniques that improve the potential for successful communication
- Demonstrate use of positive communication strategies in an interaction
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, refreshment breaks and lunches, making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry “experience”.
Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:
- Build relationships with potential and existing clients
- Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
- Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
- Demonstrate your product in person
- Network with the industry
- Build brand awareness
To see what is on offer please contact:
Senior Business Development Manager
T: +61 (2) 9080 4318
“This was a great opportunity to meet with others who share the same commitment to ensuring people living with dementia have a voice and are not defined by their diagnosis. It was also an opportunity to meet new people, develop networks and catch up with others we knew.”
“Personal stories and presentations were powerful and impacted my professional practice and personal experiences of dementia. My knowledge was increased by attending the National Dementia Conference.”
“Excellent collection of passionate people from a wide range of areas which was wonderful and very inspiring. It was great to not just focus on residental aged care”
“This is the second time I have attended this conference and not been disappointed. This year, the conference has built on last year’s presentations and exceeded my expectations. A fantastic balance of speakers from those living with dementia, carers of PLWD, health
professionals, researchers and others! Great to connect with people from many different backgrounds too! Well done to the organisers once again! I am excited for next year.”
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Craig Gear OAM: “The New Human Rights-Based Aged Care Act Will Form the Bedrock of Change.”
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ConnectMe + Streamly
ConnectMe • Networking enhanced
All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.
Streamly • On-Demand video vault
Streamly is a new video platform from Informa Connect – hosting hours of session recordings from our events and more. Select the Streamly add-on at the checkout to receive year round access to exclusive On-Demand session recordings from all of our related healthcare events*. Login information will be sent post event. For more information visit our Streamly page.
* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.
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when & where
12 - 13 Jun 2024
Crown Promenade Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street
SOUTHBANK VIC 3006
(Queensbridge St end of Crown Complex)
(03) 9292 8888
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION RATE
We have secured a special accommodation rate from $255* per room per night, room only, for conference attendees at the Crown Promenade for the nights of the 11-12 June 2024 inclusive.
To book this rate, click here.
* Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until 7 days prior to the event, unless sold out prior.
Book early to avoid disappointment.
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