For all who work with people with dementia

Dementia Care Events

17 July 2019 – VIC

Dementia Cottage Experience Workshop

The Dementia Cottage Experience is an invaluable experience for architects, designers, service commissioners and managers, and direct care staff. In this 3-hour workshop you’ll learn about the HammondCare design story and model of care, have an introduction to dementia design principles and a guided tour of a HammondCare site and dementia-specific cottage with a Dementia Consultant. In Caulfield, VIC.

24-25 June 2019 – TAS

Dementia In Diverse Groups Symposium

Six two-hour workshops over two days, each focusing on the unique needs of individual groups of people living with dementia. Presented by Dementia Training Australia, in Launceston.

13 June 2019 – WA

Dementia Information Session: Music and Communication, and Supports Available

Free session for family carers in the community, presented by Alzheimer’s WA and the Australian Red Cross, in Bunbury WA. To register phone 1300 66 77 88 or email

21-28 June 2019 – NSW, VIC

Dementia Fundamentals Symposium

Intensive one-day seminar, designed to empower carers and practitioners with vital expertise and capability across the core areas for day-to-day care in aged care settings, the community and homes. Each topic is evidence-based and proven in clinical practice.

26 June 2019 – National

Assessing Particular Aspects Of Memory In Adults
Free webinar: 12.30pm-1.30pm (AEST)

This webinar, hosted by Pearson, will look at: the Cambridge Prospective Memory Test (CamProMT) which specifically assesses prospective memory; the Autobiographical Memory Interview (AMI) which investigates retrograde amnesia; and Doors and People which assesses long-term memory. Can’t attend the live event? Register and receive a link to view the webinar recording in your own time.

28 August 2019 – National

Using Measures Of Adaptive Behaviour To Assess Adult Independent Living Skills
Free webinar: 12.30pm-1.30pm (AEST)

This webinar for clinicians, hosted by Pearson, will explore two questionnaire-based instruments –The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales and the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System – which help guide decision-making around whether someone is safe to live alone and what support is required to enable independent living. For use when task-based assessments are not practical or possible. Can’t attend the live event? Register and receive a link to view the webinar recording in your own time.

From September 2019 – QLD, SA, NSW, ACT

Changing The Culture in Dementia Care

Presented by Dementia Care Matters, this 12-day course runs one day per month for 12 months in Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra, and two days per month for six months in Cairns. Applicable for all social and health care settings that support people living with dementia. Early bird special: book before 30 June for a 50% discount. Corporate rates available.

17 September 2019 – VIC

Living and Ageing Well Conference

Presented by Pearson, in Melbourne. Pearson believes that ageing well should be part of living well. Join a group of like-minded clinicians and get valuable insights and practical strategies from industry experts. These experts will work with you and you’ll then have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt in intimate, practical workshops. Places are limited.

20 September 2019 – National

DriveSafe DriveAware (DSDA) Research Round-up​
Free webinar: 12.30pm-1.30pm (AEST)

This webinar, hosted by Pearson, looks at some of the research that has used the DriveSafe DriveAware screening app that accurately predicts the driving ability of older people or those with cognitive impairments. Can’t attend the live event? Register and receive a link to view the webinar recording in your own time.

15 October 2019 – National

Assessing Functional Memory In Adults
Free webinar: 12.30pm-1.30pm (AEST)

Pearson works with clinicians to help improve understanding of memory and how it affects clients’ function. This webinar will explore the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test (3rd Edition) which functionally assesses immediate, delayed and prospective memory, and then use two case studies to demonstrate its clinical application. Can’t attend the live event? Register and receive a link to view the webinar recording in your own time.

5-8 November 2019 – NSW

52nd AAG Conference

Coming of Age Together: New Ways of Knowing and Acting, Now and Beyond, in Sydney. Presented by the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG). Early bird registrations open until 30 June.

11-12 June 2020 – NSW

International Dementia Conference: Care In The Age Of Outrage

Presented by HammondCare & The Dementia Centre, in Sydney.  Call for papers open until 5pm 8 November 2019. Early bird registration available from 2 December 2019.