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National Dementia Conference

National Dementia Conference Australia aims to improve the outcomes for people living with dementia and their families, caretakers & service providers.
23-24 February 2017 | Stamford Plaza Adelaide

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Informa Australia are pleased to announce the 8th Annual National Dementia Conference in February 2017 which will be held on the 23rd and 24th February 2017 at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide.

Dementia is currently the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. Of course, dementia is not exclusive to any age bracket and according to the AIHW, there are currently more than 353,800 people living with dementia in Australia. With this figure expected to reach almost 400,000 by 2020, and around 900,000 by 2050 – the need to invest more funding into both research and support is greater than ever.

The 8th Annual National Dementia Conference will bring together senior level experts to discuss the future challenges and opportunities which relate to the implementation of an ongoing national framework for dementia services.

Click here to view last year’s presentations.






Kathryn Quintel

CEO, Alzheimer's Australia SA

Rae Lamb

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

Kate Swaffer

Author, Consumer Advocate; MSc (Dementia Care 2014), BPsych, BA, Grad Dip Grief Counselling, SA Australian of the Year 2017

Maree McCabe

Interim CEO, Alzheimer's Australia

Peter Schofield

Interim Director, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research

Virginia Matthews

State Director SA , Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

Sally Howe

Director of Business and Service Development, Cabrini Health

Luke Smith

Clinical Neurophyschologist, Cabrini Health Community Cognition and Dementia Service

Catherine Travers

Research Officer at the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology

Fred Graham

CNC Dementia & Delirium, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Robyn Attoe

Cognition Clinical Nurse Consultant, Peninsula Health

Kirby Young

Cabrini Health Program Director, Allied Health and Ambulatory Services

Professor Graham Stokes

Global Director of Dementia Care, Bupa Care

Dr Lisa Kalisch Ellett

NHMRC - ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, University of South Australia

Tim Parry

Director of Communications and Brand, Alzheimer’s Research UK

Judy Bartholomew

Educator & Group Worker, Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Professor Cassandra Szoeke

Director of the Women's Healthy Ageing Project (WHAP), The University of Melbourne, Institute for Health and Ageing

Leah Bisiani

Managing Director, Uplifting Dementia

Gaynor Parifitt

Researcher, University of South Australia

Alison Penington

Exercise Physiologist, Helping Hand

Lesley Maskery

Nurse Practitioner Candidate, Capital & Coast DHB, Wellington, NZ

Caroline Grogan

S.H.A.R.E. The Care Program Co-ordinator, Centacare Enoggera

Meredith Gardiner

Occupational Therapist, Gold Coast Hospitals and Health Service

Greg Millan

Men’s Health Consultant & Director Men’s Health Services, President Men’s Health Forum NSW Inc., Vice President Australian Men’s Heath Forum


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