For all who work with people with dementia

Dementia Care Events 2017


April 2017 – TAS

The Portrait, The Mirror and The Landscape

Interactive workshop designed to assist health professionals to maximise quality of life for people living with dementia by taking a comprehensive and holistic view of behaviour. Presented by Dementia Training Australia, in Launceston (7 April) and Adelaide (21 April). Details:

24 April 2017

Preventing Dementia MOOC (massive open online course) begins

A free five-week course offered by The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania. Details and enrolment at

26 April 2017 – WA

Homelessness and dementia: how being homeless influences care of people living with dementia in residential aged care or in the community

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


26-29 April 2017 – Japan

32nd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International

In Kyoto. Online registration and abstract submission now open. Details:

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 feature 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:

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: