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National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference

Addressing the Critical Issues in Dementia Research, Treatment & Care

7-9 September 2021 | Crown Melbourne

We are excited to be moving back to face-to-face events but will continue to offer the option to attend the event virtually

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overview

In 2021, the 12th annual National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference will provide a critical national platform to de-brief on the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety as well as the Federal Budget 20-21.

On the first two days of the event, the National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference 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. The 2020 event presents a unique opportunity to explore what’s possible and embrace change.

On the third and final day of the event, we will provide a substantial conversation for improving care for older people in Australia – particularly in residential aged care. We believe it will be an important opportunity for a debrief after the findings come out, to take stock of how the industry is tracking with new standards implementation, and to spend time discussing areas for improvement, challenges, and next steps for reform.

Topics to be addressed:

  • Living with dementia: why improving dementia care is important
  • Quality dementia care: what it looks like, how we get there and how we measure it
  • Intergenerational Care: part of the future of aged care
  • Creating tools for co-design with consumers
  • Making co-design a reality
  • Improving the role of the GP in Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • Younger Onset Dementia
  • Checklist upon diagnosis in Primary Care
  • Providing support to the paid and unpaid carer and family
  • Discrimination and human rights for people living with dementia
  • Wellbeing & assistive technology: improving the quality of life for the elderly and those living with Dementia
  • Post-diagnostic care
  • Collaborative approaches to solution design
  • Implementing ways to reduce malnutrition of residents
  • Working together to reduce psychotropics misuse in Dementia & Aged Care
  • The key to Dementia & Aged Care reform is the community
  • How to respond to the risk of suicide amongst the older population
  • Aged Care Reform: a person-centred approach
  • 10 Strategies for Success Post Royal Commission
  • Preventing negligence and elder abuse: a community focused approach
  • Enabling the aged care sector to provide high-quality palliative care
  • Informed consent around antipsychotics
  • Delivering practical and targeted funding to ensure sector sustainability

speakers

Maree McCabe

CEO, Dementia Australia

Dr David Sykes

Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

Professor John Pollaers OAM

Chairman & Founder, Leef, Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology

Janet Anderson PSM

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

Dr John Roth

Cathy Roth OAM

National Chairman, PALZ – Professionals Living with Alzheimer's and related diseases

Sue Kurrle

Curran Professor in Health Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Clinical Director, Northern Sydney LHD, Aged Care and Rehabilitation Network & Senior Staff Specialist Geriatrician, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Eurobodalla Health Services

Dr Anita Goh

Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)

Jennifer Daddow

Carer and Community Education Officer, Education Services, Carers Victoria

Dr Margaret Winbolt

Senior Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Director, DTA

Cathie Lindholm

Occupational Therapist, Leef

Jennene Buckley

former CEO, Feros Care

Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty

Co-Director for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney

Caroline Gibson

Hospital Admission Risk Program. Cognitive Dementia and Memory Clinic, Ballarat Health Services

Professor Mark Yates

Geriatrician, Deakin University

Professor Henry Cutler

Director, Centre for Health Economy, Macquarie University (MUCHE)

Professor Julie Ratcliffe

Mathew Flinders Professor of Health Economics and Head Health and Social Care Economics Group, Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University

Professor Muireann Irish

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, ARC Future Fellow, School of Psychology and Brain & Mind Centre, The University of Sydney

Dr Roderick McKay

Director Psychiatry and Mental Health Programs (Mental Health Portfolio), Health Education & Training Institute, Health NSW

Professor Elizabeth Beattie

Professor, Aged and Dementia Care, Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, QUT, Director, Dementia Training Australia (QLD)

Ronnie Benbow

QLD Nominee Australian of the Year 2021, Founder, CEO & Director, The Carers Foundation

Liz Callaghan

CEO, Carers Australia

Dr Cherie Hugo

Founder, The Lantern Project

Paul Yates

Geriatrician, Austin Health

Professor Kon Mouzakis

Professor of Software and Technology Innovation, Co-Director, Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²), Director, ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Digital Enhanced Living, Deakin University

Tana Dryden-Strong

Law Graduate, Daughter of Michael, and Rose (living with Dementia)

Tamra Macleod

Nurse Practitioner, Executive Manager Clinical and Health Services, Goodwin

A/Prof Juanita Breen

Consultant Pharmacist, Aged Care Quality Safety Commission (ACQSC)

Craig Gear

CEO, Older Persons Advocacy Network

Gabrielle Prest

National Clinical Systems Project Manager & Palliative Care Project Lead, Opal Health Care

Sally Lambourne

General Manager and Consumer Engagement, Dementia Australia

Ged Kearney MP

Shadow Assistant Minister Health and Ageing, Australian Labor Party

Louise Biti

Co-founder and Director, Aged Care Steps, former Member, ACFA

Annie Butler

Federal Secretary, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

agenda

COMMUNITY & HOME CARE: IMPROVING DEMENTIA CARE

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr David Sykes, Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

9:10 am

OPENING ADDRESS | Living with dementia: why improving dementia care is important

Dr John Roth,

Cathy Roth OAM, National Chairman, PALZ – Professionals Living with Alzheimer's and related diseases

Moderated by Dr David Sykes, Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

9:40 am

  • Our roadmap for quality dementia care: key initiatives to achieve impact
  • Our process of co-designing what quality care looks like and how it is measured through quality indicators
  • What is co-design and why it is critical to achieving impactful outcomes for all
  • If we can get it right for people living with dementia, we will get it right for everyone

10:10 am

This presentation will look at the evidence for intergenerational care and the various settings in which it can occur. Benefits to older people and children will be discussed, and suggestions given for implementation across both community and residential care.

10:40 am

Networking break

11:10 am

Home Care Packages: what you need to know post Federal Budget

CO-DESIGN TOOLS & THE FUTURE OF DEMENTIA CO-DESIGN

11:40 am

  • Research findings
  • Evaluating quality and implementing dementia-specific measures
  • Impacting and moving the needle

12:10 pm

PANEL | Making co-design a reality

Dr Anita Goh, Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)

Cathy Roth OAM, National Chairman, PALZ – Professionals Living with Alzheimer's and related diseases

Sally Lambourne, General Manager and Consumer Engagement, Dementia Australia

Moderated by Dr David Sykes, Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

1:00 pm

Lunch & networking break

DEMENTIA DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS, AND DIFFERENCES

2:00 pm

Improving the role of the GP in Residential Aged Care Facilities

3:10 pm

Checklist upon diagnosis in Primary Care: pathways and access to information, services, and support

Caroline Gibson, Hospital Admission Risk Program. Cognitive Dementia and Memory Clinic, Ballarat Health Services

Professor Mark Yates, Geriatrician, Deakin University

3:40 pm

Networking break & afternoon tea

4:10 pm

Dementia Australia has a history of developing unique learning experiences to better promote understanding of dementia and improve the quality of life for those living with dementia. Ask Annie, is an innovative new digital-mobile learning platform which has been developed to inspire community aged care workers to engage in learning more about dementia.

4:40 pm

KEYNOTE PANEL | Quality dementia care: what does the future look like?

Annie Butler, Federal Secretary, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

Ged Kearney MP, Shadow Assistant Minister Health and Ageing, Australian Labor Party

Professor John Pollaers OAM, Chairman & Founder, Leef, Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology

Moderated by Dr David Sykes, Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

5:20 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

THE RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE FACILITY & COMMUNITY OVERLAP

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Paul Yates, Geriatrician, Austin Health

9:10 am

Our Dementia Story

Tana Dryden-Strong, Law Graduate, Daughter of Michael, and Rose (living with Dementia)

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PAID & UNPAID CARER

9:25 am

  • The effects of dementia on the carer and the family
  • Dementia education and the carer
  • Finding supports the carer requires

10:45 am

Networking break

11:15 am

Discrimination and human rights for people living with dementia

12:30 pm

Lunch & networking break

COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES

1:30 pm

Implementing ways to reduce malnutrition of residents, beyond the Federal Budget 20-21

Dr Cherie Hugo, Founder, The Lantern Project

2:00 pm

What does appropriate solution design look like? How do we collaborate? What is dementia & aged care friendly design? How do we do this better?

2:40 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Post-diagnostic care

Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty, Co-Director for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney

3:20 pm

Networking break & afternoon tea

4:40 pm

  • How the community can best support those living with Dementia
  • Investing in research, understanding & focus
  • We need to be moving into this area

5:15 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

5:20 pm

Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

AGED CARE REFORM

9:10 am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Janet Anderson PSM, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

IMPLEMENTING CHANGE BASED ON THE ROYAL COMMISSION

9:45 am

  • Mental Health services upon diagnosis of dementia
  • Analysing the levels of risk when entering a RACF
  • Addressing mixed literature
  • The importance of timely diagnoses to prevent neglect

10:15 am

Aged Care Reform: a person-centred approach

Craig Gear, CEO, Older Persons Advocacy Network

10:35 am

LIVED EXPERIENCE’S | What aged care reform means to us National | Older Persons Reference Group

11:15 am

Networking break

11:45 am

  • How to reposition your organisation and priorities your response to changes
  • Potential opportunities with the next wave of reform
  • Practical strategies for all types of organisation
  • Tactical strategies for community care organisations on workforce, client experience, brand, digital transformation, new products, and services

PREVENTING ELDER ABUSE & NEGLECT

12:15 pm

Preventing negligence and elder abuse: a community focused approach

THE FUTURE OF AGED & DEMENTIA CARE, POST ROYAL COMMISSION

1:30 pm

Lunch & networking break

2:30 pm

Legal perspective: informed consent around antipsychotics

Catherine Henry, Founder and Principal, Catherine Henry Lawyers

3:45 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

3:50 pm

Event Concludes

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Insights

2020 Dementia Learning Guide
Read more >>

What does dementia feel like?
In Australia 342,000 people are living with Dementia – a pervasive collection of symptoms including memory loss, confusion and apathy. Read more >>

A new therapeutic for Alzheimer’s is imminent – what is it and what will it mean?
An ageing population could see global cases of dementia and its major form Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) almost double every twenty years. Read more >>

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07 - 09 Sep 2021

Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman St
Southbank VIC 3006
(03) 9292 8888

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