Guest Lecture March 28 2017
Living Well With Dementia
It took 9 years from when John Quinn’s partner Glenys Petrie first became concerned about the subtle changes in John’s behaviour and personality, for him to be diagnosed with Dementia: Alzheimer’s of the Familial Type. John was still in his fifties. He’s now endeavouring to live well with dementia and both John and Glenys are strong advocates about many aspects of Dementia. They both believe that a Dementia diagnosis doesn’t only affect the person diagnosed – it affects everyone involved. This lecture is about John’s journey and his life beyond a YOD diagnosis.
- Asset Type Guest Lecture, Print Materials, Video
- Learning Pathway Discovery, Inquiry
- Topic Areas Dementia (general)
- Target Audience In Home or Community-Based Care
- Target Occupations Medical & Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health & Care Support, Education & Evaluation, Person Living with Dementia / Family Carer, Researcher
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia, Younger Onset Dementia
- Knowledge Translation Thinking
John Quinn & Glenys Petrie
Lifelong learning and continuing education are valued concepts to both John and Glenys, which they themselves embrace. John was a School Principal/Deputy Principal in large Primary Schools, whereas Glenys taught younger children, with the philosophy that this was a time to learn skills for life. Now, they educate others locally and internationally; on research committees and involvement in policy making.