For all who work with people with dementia

Dementia Care Events 2017

6 June, 12 July 2017 – VIC, QLD

Sexualities and Dementia

Workshop for health professionals, presented by Dr Cindy Jones and Dementia Training Australia, in Geelong (6 June) and Brisbane (12 July). Details:

6-7 June 2017 – QLD, NT

Designing for Indigenous Older People

Workshop, applying key design principles in Indigenous contexts, in Cairns (6 June); Darwin (7 June); Sydney (21 June); Canberra (28 June); Adelaide (19 July). Presented by Dementia Training Australia. Details: email

9 June 2017 – NT

The Portrait, The Mirror and The Landscape

Workshop for health professionals on working with responsive behaviours. Presented by Dementia Training Australia. Details:

14 June – 5 July 2017 – national

Dementia Friendly Pharmacy: pharmacists’ masterclass

Workshop for community pharmacists to develop an understanding of the unique needs of people with dementia and their carers to improve medication management. Presented by Dementia Training Australia, in Launceston (14 June); Hobart (15 June); Brisbane (28 June); Cairns (29 June); Perth (5 July). Details:

19 June 2017 – Webinar

Multi-morbidity in Dementia: A 21st Century Challenge

Webinar and Q&A from 6.30pm-7.15pm, presented by Professor Sube Banerjee, Professor of Dementia and Deputy Dean at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, for Dementia Training Australia. Registrations are essential. Details:


20 June 2017 – WA

Prevention of Dementia

Guest lecture, in Bentley, presented for Dementia Training Australia by Leon Flicker, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Director Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing, Centre for Medical Research, University of WA. Details:

21 June – 19 July – national

Homelessness and Dementia

Workshop, presented by Dementia Training Australia, in Sydney (21 June), Canberra (28 June), and Adelaide (19 July). Details: email

24 June, 29 July 2017 – NSW

Improving Outcomes for a Timely Diagnosis and Management of Dementia In General Practice (national series)

Workshop for GPs and their allied health colleagues, to gain insight into best practice identification and management of dementia. Presented by Dr Aisling Fleury and Dr John Flynn for Dementia Training Australia, in Kingscliff (24 June) and Coffs Harbour (29 July). Details:

26-27 June 2017 – VIC

Dementia Reform, Funding & Innovation

A two-day conference in Melbourne featuring speakers from government, not-for-profits and the private sector involved in providing dementia care services discussing the latest reforms and exploring solutions to ensure that Australia is well-prepared for emerging dementia care challenges. Visit for more information or register using the discount code MP10-AJDC to receive 10% off the standard price.

28 June 2017 – national

Supporting Cultural Diversity in Residential Care

Explore ways of meeting the needs of residents from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in a person-centred framework. Presented by Colin McDonnell, Scalabrini Village, for Dementia Training Australia, in Canberra (28 June) and Adelaide (19 July). Details: email

20 July – 13 October 2017 – national

Better Practice conference series: Re-thinking Aged Care – Discover, Connect, Create

Presented by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, around Australia: Adelaide (20-21 July); Sydney (17-18 August); Brisbane (21-22 September); Perth (12-13 October). The Sydney conference also features the announcement of the 2017 Better Practice Award winners. Details:

11 August 2017 – WA

Introduction to the Hierarchic Dementia Scale-Revised (HDS-R) and the Possibility Oriented Approach to Care Planning

Presented by Jackie Reynolds (OT), in Como. Co-hosted by Dementia Training Australia and WA Occupational Therapy Association. Details:

Aug 16-17 2017 – VIC

Dementia + Recreation National Conference

Presented by Total Aged Services, in Melbourne. Details:

15 August 2017 – NSW

Illawarra Public Dementia Forum – Dementia: Are We Listening?

A free forum for people with dementia, their families, friends and the community. Speakers include Dr Allan Power, Kate Swaffer, John Watkins and Danielle White. Presented by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, in Wollongong. To register phone (02) 9805 0100 or email

12-14 September – QLD

2017 ACSA National Summit: Power of Change

Presented by Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), in Cairns. Details:

6-7 October 2017 – QLD

Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia 2017 National Conference: Conference theme: Innovation and Expectation. Call for abstracts and posters closes 6 June. Pre-conference workshop ‘Activities, Activities, Activities’ Thursday 5 October. DRTA also runs workshops throughout the year around Australia. Conference details and workshop dates:

15-18 October – QLD

LASA National Congress

Presented by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), on the Gold Coast. Details:

17-20 October 2017 – VIC

Alzheimer’s Australia National Conference 2017

In Melbourne. Call for abstracts closes 18 April, with a focus on the following conference themes: the voices of people with dementia; innovative approaches to support; dementia-friendly communities; support for carers; understanding changed behaviour; engagement; freedom, autonomy, independence and risk; prevention and treatment; palliative support; environments; young people; and technology. Details:

8-10 November 2017 – WA

Ageing: The Golden Opportunity – The 50th AAG Conference

Presented by the Australian Association of Gerontology, in Perth. Abstract submissions open 13 February. Details: