Workshop: Resources to support care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with dementia – National Symposium Series – Brisbane, QLD

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21 Nov 2017

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 participants’ practice.

The six resources have been developed with government funding and in consultation with appropriate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander representatives. Group activities using the resources are included as part of the workshop to demonstrate how they may be used in practice.

Workshop objectives:

  • Give 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

This one day symposium consists of six separate two hour workshops which each focus on the unique needs of individual groups of people living with dementia.

Please follow the links above for more information, registration details and flyers for each individual two hour workshop taking place in Brisbane.

You can attend one workshop in each session time across the day. It is essential that you register for each workshop you would like to attend.

 

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Lyntara Quirke

Dementia Educator University of Wollongong

Learning Outcomes

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. The six resources have been developed with Federal Government funding and in consultation with appropriate Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander representatives. Group activities using the resources are included as part of the workshop to demonstrate how they may be used in practice.

Professional Value

This two hour workshop may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can attend one workshop in each of the three sessions across the day. It is essential that you register for each session you would like to attend. Refreshments will not be provided. There is La Mint Café on site where you can purchase a wide range of food and drinks.

Email: dta@qut.edu.au

Phone: 07 3138 3822

  • Registrations Open: 06 Oct 2017
  • Registrations Close: 13 Nov 2017
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N Block, Level 5, Room N516
QUT, Cnr Hill Rd & Ring Road, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD

  • Person Judith Harrison