For all who work with people with dementia

Dementia Care Events 2017

April, May, June – NSW, WA, VIC

Sexualities and Dementia

Workshop for health professionals, presented by Dr Cindy Jones and Dementia Training Australia, in Sydney (28 April), WA (11 May, location TBC), Victoria (6 June, location TBC). Details:

3 May-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: Darwin (3-4 May); Melbourne (1-2 June); Adelaide (20-21 July); Sydney (17-18 August); Brisbane (21-22 September); Perth (12-13 October). The conferences also features the Better Practice Award winners. Details:

10-11 May 2017 – VIC
Dementia and Community Care Conference 2017
Presented by Total Aged Services, in Melbourne. Details and registration:

30-31 May 2017 – NSW
Strengthening Dementia Strategy
Presented by Criterion Conferences, in Sydney. Presentations on best practice from government agencies, not-for-profits and leading aged care providers on practical strategies to: draw best practice from evidence-based research and clinical guidelines; transform organisational culture to support people with dementia; embed person-centred practices for dementia into an organisational strategy; improve staff capacity for dementia-specific care; enable independent living; mitigate risk while empowering choice. Details:

17 May 2017 – WA

Management of behaviours and dementia

Guest lecture, presented by Dementia Training Australia, in Bentley. Details:

14 June 2017 – TAS

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. 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.

Aug 16-17 2017 – VIC

Dementia + Recreation National Conference

Presented by Total Aged Services, in Melbourne. 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: