For all who work with people with dementia

Dementia Care Events

2019 – National

Preparing For The New Standards

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is planning a series of dates for standalone public workshops for aged care providers to assist with preparing for the new Aged Care Quality Standards. Details will be released on the Commission’s website.

15 – 16 May 2019 – VIC

10th Annual National Dementia Conference

Premier national event for medical professionals, carers, researchers, aged-care workers and policy makers involved in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people living with dementia. Presented by Informa, in Melbourne.

AJDC readers receive 30% off by quoting promo code P19A04AJDC30 at the time of booking, or book via this link which has the discount automatically applied.

22 & 23 May 2019 – NSW

International Design School

Learn the fundamentals of designing for dementia in this interactive and intensive two-day workshop in Sydney. Perfect for architects, designers and dementia care decision makers – this innovative course will be led by experts from the International Design School. You’ll learn the principles of designing for dementia, strategies for successful design and the tools to turn your design concept into reality.

29 May 2019 – National

DriveSafe DriveAware
Free webinar: 12.30pm-1.30pm (AEST)

Are you searching for clarity around your clients’ fitness to drive? This webinar, hosted by Pearson, briefly reviews the DriveSafe DriveAware screening tool and then features case studies to demonstrate how it might be used in different clinical settings. Can’t attend the live event? Register and receive a link to view the webinar recording in your own time

5 June & 17 July 2019 – NSW & 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 Cardiff, NSW (5 June) & Caulfield, VIC (17 July).

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 support@alzheimerswa.org.au

13-14 June 2019 – Tasmania

Australian Dementia Forum 2019: Shining A Light On The Impact of Dementia Research

Presented by the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research, in Hobart.

21-28 June 2019 – NSW, TAS, 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. Register up to four weeks prior to each event for an early bird discount.

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.

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).