DTA e-learning will be back soon
Day Two is part of a two-day symposium that will focus on the unique needs of individual groups of people living with dementia.
Veterans and Dementia
This session aims to raise awareness about veterans with dementia in Australia and their use of services.
Resources to Support Care of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People Living with Dementia
Aboriginal people have unique experiences and beliefs that may be quite different to non Aboriginal Australians. To assist health professionals caring for Aboriginal people living with dementia, this workshop will give a brief overview of dementia in an Aboriginal context and showcase six resources that may be useful in practice.
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.
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.
Who should attend?
Health professionals caring for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities.
- Date May 10, 2018
- Time from 09:00 AM
- Time to 04:00 PM
- Location / Region Queensland / Cairns
- Asset Type Workshop
- Learning Pathway Discovery, Inquiry, Implementation
- Topic Areas Dementia (general), Responsive Behaviours, Sexualities, Person-Centred Care, Homelessness
- Target Audience Residential Aged Care, In Home or Community-Based Care, Hospital, Private Practice, Primary Care, Respite Care, Hospice or Palliative Care, Transition Care
- Target Occupations Nursing, Allied Health & Care Support
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Groups, Younger Onset Dementia, Homeless Persons, Veterans, LGBTIQ
- Event Flyer DiDG-Symposium-Flyer-9-10-May-FINAL.pdf
- Knowledge Translation Thinking
- Registration Phone 07 3138 3822
Tara Quirke, Mundanara Bayles,
University of Wollongong
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Learning OutcomesParticipants 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)
- A brief overview of dementia in the Aboriginal context
- Describe the features and use of tools and resources that promote health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people living with dementia
- Describe strategies to maximise the impact of the resources and tools to be discussed
- 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.
Each workshop may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Abbott Street, Cairns City QLD, Australia