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National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference

The 12th annual National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference will provide a national platform to de-brief the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the Federal Budget 2021-22.

The first two days of the event will be dedicated to leading experts of best-practice strategies and initiatives for improving quality person-centred care across multiple settings.

On the final day of the event, the Conference will provide conversation around improving care for older people in Australia, particularly residential aged care settings.

Other topics that will be addressed, include:

  • Living with dementia
  • Quality dementia care
  • Intergenerational 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 human rights for people living with dementia
  • Wellbeing and assistive technology
  • Post-diagnostic care
  • Collaborative approaches to solution design
  • Implementing ways to reduce malnutrition of residents
  • Working together to reduce psychotropic misuse in dementia and aged care
  • The key to dementia and aged care reform is the community
  • How to respond to the risk of suicide amongst the older population
  • Aged Care Reform
  • And much more

Key speakers include Maree McCabe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dementia Australia; Professor John Pollaers OAM, Chairman and Founder of Leef Independent Living Solutions and Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology; Janet Anderson PSM, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner; and Dr Anita Goh, Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).

When: 9 am - 5.30 pm - 23 - 25 November, 2021

Where: Crown Melbourne, Victoria

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