New Ways for Better Days: Tailoring Activities for Persons with Dementia and Caregivers (TAP)

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27 Jul 2017

This presentation will provide an overview of behavioural symptoms, an under-addressed clinical feature of dementia, and describe a novel intervention using engagement for their prevention and management.

The intervention, New Ways for Better Day: Tailoring Activities for Persons with Dementia and Caregivers (TAP), will be described and data from multiple trials presented. The evidence suggests that matching activities to people’s interests and abilities and training caregivers to destress and use activities in daily care routines has important benefits for families.

Date: Thursday 27 July 2017

Time: 11:00am – 11:30am (plus 15 mins Q&A) AEST NSW/VIC/TAS/ACT/QLD

10:30am – 11:00am (plus 15 mins Q&A) SA/NT

9:00am – 9:30am (plus 15 mins Q&A) WA

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Professor Laura N Gitlin

Dr. Laura N. Gitlin, an applied research sociologist, is professor in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine and the Director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on applying a social-ecological framework to help older adults with a wide range of physical and cognitive conditions and their families age in place at home. Many of her evidence-based programs for persons with dementia and family caregivers are being translated and implemented worldwide.

If you would like to participate in this 30 minute presentation followed by 15 minute Q & A session, you will need a computer with a speaker connected to the internet.  You do not need a camera or microphone

You will be able to type questions to the presenter during the presentation via a questions window.  The presenter will endeavor to answer as many questions as possible.

A webinar link will be sent via email once registered.

Please Note: Registrations will open in July.


Phone: 07 3138 3822

  • Registrations Open: 10 Jul 2017
  • Registrations Close: 27 Jul 2017
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