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Examining Communication Processes, Medication and Patient Safety

At this year's National Dementia Conference, one crucial theme is emerging - the importance of person-centred approaches to care. This week we speak to accredited pharmacist Professor Elizabeth Manias from Deakin University about the importance of  medication safety and effective communication processes in the care of older people living with dementia.  What is your current…

13 Feb 2018, by Francesca Brewer

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Patient Centred Care | Meagan Hartley, Robina Hospital

Speaker Interview with Meagan Hartley, Senior Occupational Therapist, Dementia Care , Acure Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit, Queensland Health GCHHS  Patient centred care is so crucial when discussing the care of people living with dementia. In our latest installment of the National Dementia Conference speaker interview series, we talk to Meagan Hartley from Robina…

9 Feb 2018, by Francesca Brewer

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Caroline Grogan on Dementia & Dementia Friendly Communities

  With one week to go until the 8th Annual National Dementia Conference, we spoke with Centacare's S.H.A.R.E. The CareProgram Co-ordinator Caroline Grogan to discuss dementia in Australia and dementia friendly communities.   Dementia is currently the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. How can our healthcare system better meet the needs of…

14 Feb 2017, by Lisa Hedlund

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Leah Bisiani: Improving the Lives of People Living with Dementia

In order to highlight the discussions that will take place at the upcoming 8th National Dementia Conference, we spoke with the Managing Director of Uplifting Dementia Leah Bisiani about working with people with dementia and the positive impact of doll therapy. In the 25 years that Leah has been involved in this space the treatment and condition of consumers…

16 Jan 2017, by Lisa Hedlund

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Maree McCabe: Dementia in Australia

With the 8th Annual National Dementia Conference fast approaching, we spoke with the interim Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimer’s Australia Maree McCabe to discuss the impact of dementia in Australia.   With more than 353,800 people living with dementia in Australia, it is currently the single greatest cause of disability in older Australians. How can we…

21 Dec 2016, by Lisa Hedlund

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Highlights of National Dementia Conference 2016

National Dementia Conference 2016 The 7th Annual National Dementia Conference took place on 21-22 March 2016 at the Novotel Brisbane, welcoming 100 attendees from across the country and enabling great networking opportunities amongst carers, consumers, and representatives from federal and state government, associations, not for profit organisations, hospitals, aged care facilities and universities. Thank you…

25 Apr 2016, by Informa Australia

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National Dementia Conference 2016 -Event Highlights

National Dementia Conference 2016 Dementia is the most significant health issue facing the nation, and according to the AIHW, the number of Australians living with dementia is expected to rise to 400,000 in less than five years. The sharing of information and range of services available is a key element to supporting people living with…

31 Mar 2016, by Informa Australia

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Supporting carers of frail-elderly people and people living with dementia

We are delighted to announce Centacare as the Lanyard Sponsor for the 7th Annual National Dementia Conference, taking place on 21-22 March 2016 at the Novotel in Brisbane. Centacare have been providing support services to people in South East Queensland for over fifty years, including aged care, psychiatric care, disability support, community programs and much more. We…

8 Mar 2016, by Informa Australia

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Providing Care and Support for People Living with Dementia

The 7th Annual National Dementia Conference 2016 will discuss improved outcomes for people living with dementia and their families, carers and service providers. The event is proudly supported by Alzheimer’s Australia, the Australia Journal of Dementia Care, the Australian Pain Society and the Joanna Briggs Institute. In the lead up to the conference we had…

18 Jan 2016, by Informa Australia

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Breaking the myths and misconceptions of dementia

"My advice to others is to never give up, to utilise as much support as possible without allowing it to erode your self-worth, to reclaim your pre-diagnosis life, and finally, ignore those who seek to minimise you or your disabilities." - Kate Swaffer On Living with Dementia and the Pursuit of Reclaiming One’s Life When…

19 Jun 2015, by Informa Australia

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Dementia ‘is not a future issue, it is a present reality’

We had the pleasure of having The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, weather the cyclonic conditions in Queensland, to address last week's National Dementia Congress. As the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Shadow Minister for Ageing, he gave an enlightening speech about the current state of dementia in Australia and the government and opposition's initiatives…

4 Mar 2015, by Informa Australia

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The politics of dementia: Our conversation with the Hon Shayne Neumann

Dementia is one of the biggest health and social issues facing Australia. The handling of dementia reform and how government responds to the complex needs of people living with dementia, from funding and support to ensuring the sector has the necessary workforce skills, will only increase as Australia's population continues to age. During a week…

9 Feb 2015, by Informa Australia