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National Dementia Conference

Addressing the Critical Issues in Dementia Research, Treatment & Care

23-24 June 2022 | Crown Melbourne

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Returning for 2022, the 13th Annual National Dementia 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 2022 event presents a unique opportunity to explore what’s possible and embrace change within this critical and growing sector. The National Dementia Conference will continue to bring together those from the home and community aged care setting, as well as those working within the acute and allied health sector.

Join the discussion this year on how we can work together to improve access to quality Dementia care for those living with Dementia in Australia.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Memory and the self: Implications for person-centred Dementia care
  • Workforce: Why hasn’t this been addressed since the Royal Commission?
  • Behaviour Support Plans
  • Early Dementia Detection in Younger-Onset Dementia
  • Should I stay in residential aged care or go home for Dementia care in a pandemic?
  • Cognitive disorders in the era of COVID- double jeopardy
  • Creating a Dementia-friendly society
  • Strategies and initiatives for improving quality, person-centered care for CALD communities living with Dementia
  • Creating the Capacity & Capability Clinic
  • Supporting Carers to support people living with Dementia
  • The importance of co-design in Dementia research
  • Life is not over after Dementia diagnosis
  • The use of technology in retaining independence and confidence for a person living with dementia to stay in their own homes
  • The impact of Dementia on relationships
  • Implementing Dementia risk reduction evidence in routine care
  • Speaking the unspoken: the corporate world and dementia
  • Advanced Care Planning & Palliative Care: what could Australia be doing better?
  • ADNeT Registry: Australia’s first clinical quality registry for People diagnosed with Dementia and Mild-Cognitive Impairment
  • Protecting the personal legal rights of people living with Dementia
  • Understanding delirium’s relationship with Dementia: benefits from improving person-centred care

speakers

Dr Brigid Ryan

Chair of the Younger Onset Dementia Aotearoa Trust, Leader, New Zealand Genetic Frontotemporal Dementia Study

A/Professor Michael Woodward AM

Director of Ages Care Research, Director Memory Clinic, Director Wound Clinic, Austin Health

Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty

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

Cathy Roth OAM

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

Kay Hughes

Songwriter and lived experience

Bobby Redman

Dementia Advocate, Chair, Dementia Australia Advisory Committee

Professor Muireann Irish

Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Tamar Krebs

Founder & Executive Director, Group Homes Australia

Dr Stephanie Ward

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW, Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Cognitive Disorders Clinic

Tony Varcoe

Director Community Programs, Community Engagement and Inclusion, Parks Victoria

Dr Anita Goh

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

Dr Jane Lonie

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Wellview Consulting

Megan D’Elton

CEO, NoosaCare Inc

Dr PK Loh

Adjunct Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University

Professor Nicola Lautenschlager MD, FRANZCP

Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age, Director, Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Aged Persons Mental Health Program, NorthWestern Mental Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Kali Godbee

PhD Student, Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Michael Perkins

Lawyer, Autonomy First

Dr Craig Sinclair

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Psychology, UNSW

Professor Frances Batchelor

A/g Director, NARI

Lisa Tribuzio

Manager, Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

Danijiela Hlis

D A Advocate, Bi Cultural Social Support/Diversional therapist, Member, OPAN/NOPRG, Member, Council of Elders

Kevyn Morris

Member, National Older Persons Reference Group, Member, Dementia Australia Advisory Committee

Professor Gideon Caplan

Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital

Belinda Curtis

National Manager, Dementia Friendly Communities, Dementia Australia

Caroline Gibson

Hospital Admission Risk Program. Cognitive Dementia and Memory Clinic, Ballarat Health Services, Project Lead - Timely Care of the Older Person, Grampians Region Health Services Partnership

Sandra Leone

Dementia Carer Consultant, Merri Health

Alex Jedlicko

RTO and National Operations Manager, Dementia Australia

René Wise

Executive Manager of Aged Care and Clinical Governance, Glenview Community Services

Rodney Lewis

Senior Solicitor, Elderlaw Legal Services

Gwenda Darling

Home Care Package Recipient, Advocate for Rural Seniors, Retired Social Worker, Member, Council for Elders, Dementia Australia Advocate

Natalie Ive

Living with Younger Onset Dementia primary progressive Aphasia

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Megan D’Elton, CEO, NoosaCare Inc

9:10 am

Living with Dementia

Natalie Ive, Living with Younger Onset Dementia primary progressive Aphasia

9:40 am

  • Understanding the importance of the change in memory and how this can affect the person living with dementia
  • Understanding who the identity and who they are. Who they were?
  • How this can deliver better quality of care
  • Delivering person-centred care, means person-centred

11:00 am

Networking Break & Morning Tea

11:30 am

  • Addressing the study looking at the diagnosis of YOD in NZ
  • How long it takes, and which modifiable factors contribute to diagnostic delays (unpublished)
  • The latest international YOD research

12:05 pm

Should I stay in residential aged care or go home for Dementia care in a pandemic?

Dr PK Loh, Adjunct Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University

12:35 pm

Networking Lunch

1:35 pm

KEYNOTE | Cognitive disorders in the era of COVID- double jeopardy

A/Professor Michael Woodward AM, Director of Ages Care Research, Director Memory Clinic, Director Wound Clinic, Austin Health

2:55 pm

PANEL | Strategies and initiatives for improving quality, person-centered care for First Nations and CALD communities living with Dementia

Danijiela Hlis, D A Advocate, Bi Cultural Social Support/Diversional therapist, Member, OPAN/NOPRG, Member, Council of Elders

Lisa Tribuzio, Manager, Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

Gwenda Darling, Home Care Package Recipient, Advocate for Rural Seniors, Retired Social Worker, Member, Council for Elders, Dementia Australia Advocate

3:40 pm

  • Discussing the importance of early intervention and making sure familiarity of surroundings is preserved as a context for managing the declining years of the affected person for as long as
  • Using clinic operational experience to build the clinic and the balance between the neuropsychologist and a legal perspective
  • Importance to bring cognitive decline under management early and the importance of empowering the will and preference of the person living with the cognitive disorder

4:10 pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

4:40 pm

  • Dementia Care Programmes
  • Why are specific Dementia support programmes important?
  • How can we continue to further support Carers, outside of training programmes?

5:10 pm

CLOSING ADDRESS | The importance of co-design in Dementia research

Professor Frances Batchelor, A/g Director, NARI

5:45 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:50 pm

Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

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

9:10 am

OPENING ADDRESS | Life is not over after Dementia diagnosis

Kevyn Morris, Member, National Older Persons Reference Group, Member, Dementia Australia Advisory Committee

9:30 am

  • The challenges faced by those of us living, at home alone, with dementia (based on personal experience)
  • The technology that I have put in place to help me to maintain independent functioning
  • The benefits I have experienced

10:00 am

IN CONVERSATION | The impact of Dementia on relationships

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

Kay Hughes, Songwriter and lived experience

Kevyn Morris, Member, National Older Persons Reference Group, Member, Dementia Australia Advisory Committee

Professor Gideon Caplan, Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital

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

10:45 am

Networking Break & Morning Tea

11:15 am

Implementing Dementia risk reduction evidence in routine care

Professor Nicola Lautenschlager MD, FRANZCP, Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age, Director, Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Aged Persons Mental Health Program, NorthWestern Mental Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Kali Godbee, PhD Student, Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

12:15 pm

KEYNOTE | What’s New in Dementia

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

12:50 pm

Advance Care Planning & Palliative Care: what could Australia be doing better?

Dr Craig Sinclair, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Psychology, UNSW

1:20 pm

Networking Lunch

2:20 pm

KEYNOTE | ADNeT Registry: Australia’s first clinical quality registry for People diagnosed with Dementia and Mild-Cognitive Impairment

Dr Stephanie Ward, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW, Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Cognitive Disorders Clinic

2:55 pm

  • The personal legal rights of Australians offered under the aged care system and the NDIS system, and the main differences between them
  • The legal rights and remedies applying to aged care residents and NDIS care recipients outside of the system-specific Commonwealth legislation
  • What legal issues arise from poor care and neglect?
  • Legal Issues arising from unlawful restraint
  • Comments on risk

3:25 pm

CLOSING ADDRESS | Understanding delirium’s relationship with Dementia: benefits from improving person-centred care

Professor Gideon Caplan, Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

4:05 pm

End of Congress

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Insights

Should you keep someone living with Dementia in an aged care facility during a pandemic?
Read more >>

Australian Journal of Dementia Care complimentary issue for delegates
Read more >>

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
Read more >>

Co-design and person-centred care keep me, as a clinician researcher, accountable to those I am to serve
Read more >>

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 - 24 Jun 2022

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

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