Over 100 delegates made up of aged care and healthcare professionals, advocates, carers and people living with dementia are expected to attend this year’s Dementia Strategy Summit.
The three-day event provides a unique platform to enhance your knowledge on the latest reforms, developments, and initiatives for creating an overarching committed care workforce and delivering meaningful care for people living with dementia.
It is expected that Australia will need more than 150,000 paid and unpaid carers for people with dementia by 20291. Never before has the need for a supported and skilled dementia care workforce been greater.
With over 353,000 people living with dementia in Australia, and this number expected to rise to 900,000 in 20502, this is a timely forum where sector leaders gather to discuss the imperatives and mechanisms to develop and deliver a concerted and sustained strategy for policy, funding, practice and quality care.
International keynote speakers, Raj Long, Vice Chair of the World Dementia Council and Director Integrated Development – Global Health for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, DY Suharya, the Executive Director for Alzheimer Indonesia and the Deputy Regional Director Asia Pacific for Alzheimer’s Disease International, will provide a global perspective on the issue.
The speaker panel features sector leaders, leading practitioners and researchers on dementia from across Australia. Speakers include Kate Swaffer, Co-Founder and CEO, Dementia Alliance International, Catherine Daley, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Living Australia, Therese Adami, Chief Operating Officer, Kincare, Karn Nelson, Executive GM- Strategy and Research, The Whiddon Group, Kathryn Goozee, Director, Dementia and Clinical Research, Anglicare, Professor Henry Brodaty, Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, and Professor Glenda Halliday, Director, Sydney Brain Bank.
2. Statistic provided by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012) Dementia in Australia.