Workshop: Younger Onset Dementia – National Symposium Series – Brisbane, QLD

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21 Nov 2017

Younger Onset Dementia

By the end of this workshop participants will have an awareness and understanding of the following:

  • What is Younger Onset Dementia (prevalence, statistics, symptoms and diagnosis)
  • Why the human rights, dignity and enablement of risk is important for a person living with younger onset dementia
  • Dementia-enablement and resources
  • Wellbeing versus ‘ill-being’ symptoms
  • The need for sensitivity to people living with a diagnosis of younger onset dementia, and the family issues and needs of people both financially and socially
  • Why communication and language is important
  • Case support and the interdisciplinary approach to care

There will also be a practical activity introducing Sandra Rix and a translation of advanced care planning utilising an assessment tool.

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.

Session One 9.00 to 11.00am

Session Two 11.20am to 1.20pm

Session Three 2.00 to 4.00pm

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

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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Kristina Backwell

Lecturer / Researcher Dementia Centre for Collaborative Research (DCRC)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop participants will have an awareness and understanding of the following:
  • What is Younger Onset Dementia (prevalence, statistics, symptoms and diagnosis)
  • Why the human rights, dignity and enablement of risk is important for a person living with younger onset dementia
  • Dementia-enablement and resources
  • Wellbeing versus ‘ill-being’ symptoms
  • The need for sensitivity to people living with a diagnosis of younger onset dementia, and the family issues and needs of people both financially and socially
  • Why communication and language is important
  • Case support and the interdisciplinary approach to care
There will also be a practical activity introducing Sandra Rix and a translation of advanced care planning utilising an assessment tool.

Professional Value

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

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. 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: 20 Nov 2017
Register for this Event

N Block, Level 5, Room N516
QUT, Cnr Hill Rd & Ring Road Kelvin Grove, 4059

  • Person Judith Harrison