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
CEO, Dementia Australia
Dr David Sykes
Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia
Professor John Pollaers OAM
Chairman & Founder, Leef Independent Living Solutions, 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
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
Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
Carer and Community Education Officer, Education Services, Carers Victoria
former CEO, Feros Care, Aged Care Specialist & Strategist, Enkindle
Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty
Co-Director for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney
Hospital Admission Risk Program. Cognitive Dementia and Memory Clinic, Ballarat Health Services
A/Prof Mark Yates
Geriatrician, Deakin University, Topic Lead Aged Care, Ballarat Health Services
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)
QLD Nominee Australian of the Year 2021, Founder, CEO & Director, The Carers Foundation
Dr Cherie Hugo
Founder, The Lantern Project
National Clinical Systems Project Manager & Palliative Care Project Lead, Opal Health Care
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
Geriatrician, Austin Health
Nurse Practitioner, Executive Manager Clinical and Health Services, Goodwin
A/Prof Juanita Breen
Consultant Pharmacist, Aged Care Quality Safety Commission (ACQSC)
CEO, Older Persons Advocacy Network
General Manager and Consumer Engagement, Dementia Australia
Ged Kearney MP
Shadow Assistant Minister Health and Ageing, Australian Labor Party
Co-founder and Director, Aged Care Steps, former Member, ACFA
Federal Secretary, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Principal Lawyer, Margalit Lawyers
Deputy Secretary, Ageing and Aged Care Group, Department of Health
Member, National Older Persons Reference Group
Founder & Executive Director, Group Homes Australia
Dementia and Wellbeing Consultant, Calvery Care Group
Facilitator, NoosaCare Inc
CEO, NoosaCare Inc
Dementia Advocate and Chair, Dementia Australia Advisory Committee
A/Professor Anna Barker
Executive Director, Research and Innovation, Silver Chain Group
Aged Care Policy Adviser, Carers Australia
Member, National Older Persons Reference Group
Dr Katherine Clark
Clinical Director of Palliative Care, NSLHD Supportive and Palliative Care Network, Conjoint Professor, The University of Sydney, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health, UTS
Senior Solicitor, Elderlaw Legal Services
Australian Journal of Dementia Care complimentary issue for delegates
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Craig Gear OAM: “The New Human Rights-Based Aged Care Act Will Form the Bedrock of Change.”
The aged care sector is built for older people, so it should proactively take its direction from them. As my fellow panel members continue to tell me: “Nothing about us…without us!” Read more >>
The more we talk about the importance of quality aged care, the better
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Co-design and person-centred care keep me, as a clinician researcher, accountable to those I am to serve
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2020 Dementia Learning Guide
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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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23 - 25 Nov 2021
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Southbank VIC 3006
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