Conference Day One – Monday 21st
March 2016
8.30 Registration & Coffee
9:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair
Dr Kaele Stokes...
12:50 Lunch & Networking
1:50 Dementia - Everyday Psychogeriatric Practice
 Referral because of cognitive symptoms - The ...
Conference Day One – Tuesday 22nd
March 2016
8.30 Registration & Coffee
9:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair
Denise Craig, ...
1:20 The Power of Nutrition in Dementia
 What is the evidence? And the challenge of turning evidence into foods & meals
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National Dementia Conference Agenda

National Dementia Conference - improving outcomes for people living with dementia and their families, carers and service providers
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Healthcare      
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Transcripts - National Dementia Conference Agenda

  • 1. Conference Day One – Monday 21st March 2016 8.30 Registration & Coffee 9:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair Dr Kaele Stokes, Acting General Manager - Strategic Initiatives, Alzheimer's Australia Vic 9:10 Consumer Address - Living Well with Dementia John Quinn, Consumer Advocate 9:40 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Dementia in Australia  The National Health & Medical Research Council has recently approved the publishing of the first Australian clinical practice guidelines & principles of care for dementia  With the increasing number of older people with dementia the development of these guidelines is very timely  Discuss the process of development of these guidelines & outline a number of key recommendations that will improve practice in the field of dementia in Australia Professor Susan Kurrle, Curran Professor in Health Care of Older People, Northern Clinical School, The University Of Sydney & Director, NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre 10:20 Morning Tea & Networking 10:50 Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Person Program Enablers, Barriers & Outcomes  The Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Persons Program (CHOPs) has been implemented in 13 NSW Hospitals  The implementation is guided by 7 Key Principles of Care  The program outcomes measures assess pre & post changes associated with implementation of these 7 key principles of care in the acute setting  Lessons learnt from phase 1 will be presented Catherine Bateman, Project Officer - Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Person Program, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation 11:30 Powers of Attorney- Are they Worth the Paper they are Written On  Discuss findings of a recent research project examining the policies & practices of financial institutions in respect of substitute decision making instruments  Whilst many professionals encourage the use of powers of attorney, in reality there can be difficulties when the attorney attempts to invoke them  Highlight the difficulties associated with the legislation & the need for legislative change & education for both professionals & the community Susan Field, Adjunct Fellow in Elder Law, Western Sydney University 12:10 Dementia Care in a Consumer- Directed World  How do we ensure consumers can exercise choices?  What information do consumers need to make informed choices?  How do we measure quality?  How do we assure people with dementia are not disadvantaged in a more consumer directed environment? Carol Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Australia
  • 2. 12:50 Lunch & Networking 1:50 Dementia - Everyday Psychogeriatric Practice  Referral because of cognitive symptoms - The Psychogeriatric assessment presented through 5 cases  Practical clinical management - The many facets Dr Jan Lawrence, Psychogeriatrician, Watkins Medical Centre; The Memory Clinic Brisbane, St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane 2:30 Post Dementia Diagnosis Enablement - Raising Awareness & Reducing Stigma  People with dementia report an absence of meaningful health professional support  GPs often struggle to address consumers' abilities, disabilities & goals  A pathway guide for GPs has been created which encourages enablement philosophy by raising dementia awareness & reducing its stigma Denise Craig, Senior Psychologist ACAT & Memory Service, Co-Chair State-wide Dementia Clinical Network, Queensland Health 3:10 Afternoon Tea & Networking 3:40 Enabling Occupational Performance  Supporting cognitive and sensory impairments to maximise quality of life, to aid sustainable discharges to aged care facilities and home  A close look at specific examples of occupational therapy interventions which facilitate engagement in daily life across a spectrum of needs  Following the patient journey across the emergency department, acute wards and the specialist dementia ward Meredith Gardiner, Occupational Therapist, Dementia Support Wing, Emergency Department, Gold Coast Health 4:20 Living with Dementia - The Potential of New Technologies  New technologies & applications may….  Have a role in compensating for some aspects of cognitive loss  Assist with tasks that can no longer be undertaken by a person with dementia  Aid carers & care-providers in their supporting roles  Examples of existing & potential solutions will be presented Professor Len Gray, Princess Alexandra Hospital; The Masonic Chair in Geriatric Medicine; Director, Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine; Director,Centre for Online Health; The University of Queensland 5:00 Keynote Address - The Politics of a Dementia Friendly Australia Senator Helen Polley, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Aged Care 5:20 Closing Remarks from the Chair 5:30 Informal Networking Drinks
  • 3. Conference Day One – Tuesday 22nd March 2016 8.30 Registration & Coffee 9:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair Denise Craig, Senior Psychologist ACAT & Memory Service, Co-Chair State-wide Dementia Clinical Network, Queensland Health 9:10 Dementia-Friendly Communities in Australia - A Social Movement with Practical Application  What is a dementia-friendly community?  How can people living with dementia champion dementia- friendly initiatives in Australia?  What do dementia- friendly communities look like? Some Australian examples  How can we evaluate the impact of dementia- friendly communities? Dr Kaele Stokes, Acting General Manager - Strategic Initiatives, Alzheimer's Australia Vic 9:50 Partnering with Consumers to Improve Dementia- Related Health Literacy  Address low dementia-related health literacy in Vietnamese people through the provision of an online resource  Co-design & participatory research action research  Results include enhanced knowledge in understanding dementia & navigation & accessing services  Practical demonstration - The Vietnamese Dementia Talking Book Jaklina Michael, Manager, Diversity, RDNS 10:30 Morning Tea & Networking 11:00 Meaningful Activity Engagement for Persons Living with Dementia  Person centred/ relationship centred care & engagement for improved health & well-being  Collaborative approach between staff & care providers to be creative & minimise expenses  Discuss practical aspects of environmental change which assist to develop dementia friendly communities  Life story - Share real world examples Frances Campbell, Advanced Recreation Officer, Queensland Health 11:40 Supporting Purpose in Everyday Life for People with Dementia  Highlight key findings from a recent project that piloted a Montessori approach to activities in two planned activity groups  The independently evaluated project demonstrated that focusing on the strengths & interests of people living with dementia promotes independence, enjoyment & engagement in purposeful activities Trudy Neal, Facilitator, Alzheimer's Australia Vic 12:20 Lunch and networking
  • 4. 1:20 The Power of Nutrition in Dementia  What is the evidence? And the challenge of turning evidence into foods & meals  80% of people with severe cognitive decline have malnutrition  Recognising malnutrition early is critical  Nutrition is powerful & may contribute to the slowing up of the disease  Finding the right food solutions is not easy Professor Sandra Capra AM, Professor of Nutrition, Director, Academic School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences, Centre for Dietetics Research; The University of Queensland, President, International Confederation of Dietetic Associations, Conjoint Professor Nutrition & Dietetics, University of Newcastle 2:00 How Maggie Gave Us the Balls to Take Our Kitchen Back  Maggie Beer inspired us to promote nutrition & deliver food made with passion  Mealtimes are the life of our home  Person centred care - Edible gardens established by residents living with dementia help feed our resident population  Positive outcomes in aged care - Enhancing the dining experience for people living with dementia Sandra Gilbert, Group Care Manager, NoosaCare Inc. 2:40 Afternoon Tea & Networking 3:10 Understanding the Experiences & Needs of LGBT People Living with Dementia Dr Catherine Barrett, Director, Celebrate Ageing 3:50 Dementia as Part of a Person Centred Diversity Conceptual Model An evaluation of education delivered to community & Aged Care Workers in Qld & Victoria  Description of Diversity Conceptual Model that incorporates diversity characteristics which includes Dementia  Development & delivery of diversity education resource to aged care workers  Evaluate the perceptions of the aged care workers who received the education Thana Roysmith, Multicultural Advisor, Diversicare Jaklina Michael, Manager, Diversity, RDNS 4:30 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Close of the Conference

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