Copyright: Australian Journal of Dementia Care (www.journalofdementiacare.com)Vol 5 No 6 December 2016/January 2017. Reprinted with the permission of Hawker Publications Australia Pty Ltd.

This guide from advocacy support group Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is aimed at conference organisers.

The content is based on informal feedback received from people living with dementia and their care partners who have attended Alzheimer’s Disease International conferences and other events.

The guide offers practical advice and recommendations, as well as links to other resources, to help organisers ensure people with dementia are included on an equal basis to all other conference speakers or delegates.

There are recommendations on how to make venues accessible for people with dementia, the use of respectful language, avoiding labelling people with dementia, creating a designated meeting room, and guidelines for media.

It’s freely available at: http://www.dementiaallianceinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Supporting-and-Accommodating-People-with-Dementia-at-Conferences-and-Other-Events_2016.pdf


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