Dementia in Diverse Groups National Workshop Day 1 – Twin Waters QLD

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12 Jun 2018

Day One is part of a two-day symposium that will focus on the unique needs of individual groups of people living with dementia.

Dementia in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Populations

This session aims to raise awareness about older people from CALD backgrounds with dementia in Australia, and their service use. Participants will hear about demographics, factors influencing dementia care amongst CALD populations, and recent research and resources relevant to the topic. The workshop will also include discussion of barriers and enablers to care and provide practical strategies for care.

Homelessness and Dementia

This session will increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of people who are (or have been) homeless and are living with dementia. It will assist participants to respond appropriately to people living with dementia and support them effectively, especially in residential aged care
You are welcome to attend one or both days . However if you would like to attend both day one and day two you will need to register for each day separately.

Dementia Among Veterans

This session aims to raise awareness about veterans with dementia in Australia and their use of services.

Who should attend?

Health professionals caring for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities.

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Anna Wardel, Tara Quirke

Anna Wardle
Language and Learning Educator
Queensland University of Technology

Lyntara Quirke
Dementia Educator
University of Wollongong

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the characteristics of the current older population who were born overseas
  • Understand cultural factors related to dementia amongst older people born in CALD countries
  • Gain an overview of evidence based strategies to work with older people from CALD backgrounds who are living with dementia or experiencing the impact of dementia
  • Describe the most common forms of dementia associated with homelessness
  • Identify the most appropriate cognitive screening approach and tools
  • Describe the characteristics of high quality residential aged care for people with dementia who are homeless (or at risk of becoming homeless)
  • Identify services for homeless people with dementia and know how to access them
  • Identify the gaps in services that need to be addressed
  • Participants will have an increased awareness of:
  • The latest research on PTSD and dementia
  • The impact of being a veteran on mood disorders in later life
  • The role of alcohol for some veterans in managing mental health issues and the consequences
  • Some of the latest research on traumatic brain injury and dementia
  • Barriers and enablers to quality care
  • Assessment tools and strategies
  • Where to go for further information/training (national and state-based)

Professional Value

Each workshop may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can attend one or both days. However if you would like to attend both day one and day two you will need to register for each day separately.

Email: dta@qut.edu.au

Phone: 07 3138 3822

  • Registrations Open: 30 Apr 2018
  • Registrations Close: 31 May 2018
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Novotel Twin Waters Resort Sunshine Coast, Ocean Drive, Twin Waters QLD, Australia

  • Person Judith Harrison

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