Dementia Australia 2009 Conference

The Power is Now: Moving on Dementia.

Hosted by Dementia Australia SA, Dementia Australia's 13th National Conference was held in Adelaide South Australia, 2-5 June 2009.

Day One - Wednesday 3 June 2009


Moving on Dementia
Professor Richard, Head Director Preventative Health National Research Flagship.

CALD Dementia from the Margin to the Mainstream 
Pino Migliorino, Cultural Perspectives / CIRCA Research.

I'm Still Here 
Cameron J Camp, Director of Research and Product Development Hearthstone Alzheimer Care.

Does Australia Need a Wandering Registry? - A comparative view of the Canadian and United States experience 
Fran Larkey Gethen, Wesley Mission Brisbane

The Daisy Risk Assessment - For Clients Living with Dementia in the Community
Celeste Bond, Upper Hunter Dementia Advisory Service

Memory Efficacy in People with Alzheimer's Disease: Self-Reports, Perceptions of Others and Memory Rehabilitation 
Chris Materne & Mary Luszcz, Flinders University

Enabling People with Dementia as Advocates 
Shirley Garnett & Anne McLean, Dementia Australia WA

Inspiring Dementia Care
Helen Walker, Dementia Australia ACT

The Use of Concept Mapping to Enhance Staff Knowledge and Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia 
Suzanne Aberdeen, Latrobe University

The CADRES Study: Making a difference for the person with dementia through Person- Centred Care 
Lynn Chenoweth, Professor of Aged & Extended Care Nursing UTS & SESIAHS

Maintaining People's Passion Through Community Participation 
Angie Chicarella, Dementia Social Links Coordinator - Northern region of Adelaide

Mind your Mind to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia
C Cooper, Dementia Australia Victoria

Living On with Early Stage Dementia: Consumer Consultation Project 2007 
Katherine Elding, ECH Inc

Engaging Young People on the Dementia Journey: The Benefits of Intergenerational Exchange 
Diana FitzGerald, Dementia Australia Vic

Implementing Best Practice Dementia Care in a Transition Care Program 
Rachel Fullgrabe & Kim Garlick, Western Health Transition Care Program

Dementia: An Emergency Services Response 
Julie Harris, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board

Developing Cultural Considerations for Best Practice Guidelines for BPSD Management, for A&TSI People Outside Major Urban Areas for Use by DBMAS Providers 
Mary Ingrames NT DBMAS

Developing Expertise in Dementia Care in Hospitals: The Dementia Champions Project 
Nina Graham & Pam Nichols, Dementia Australia WA Ltd

Out of the Shadows: Development and Evaluation of a Best Practice Community Care Program for People Living with Dementia 
Russell Nunn & Christine While, Royal District Nursing Service 

Day Two - Thursday 4 June 2009 

What Does Pallative Care Mean and Does Dementia Need It? 
Dr Julian C. Hughes, Consultant and honorary clinical senior lecturer in old age psychiatry, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK

Person Centred Dementia Care 
Professor Dawn Brooker, University of Worcester Association for Dementia Studies UK

Future Dementia Care and Evaluating the Efficiency of the Dementia Initiative 
Penny Taylor, Associate Director, Access Economic

Staying at Home With Dementia - How Technology and the Environment Can Help 
Marleina Hoschke, Baptist Community Services - NSW & ACT

How to Interact with a Person with Dementia: A DVD and Workbook for Undergraduate Health Care Students on Person Centred Care 
Anita De Bellis, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Flinders University

The Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study: Examining Early Diagnostic and Lifestyle Intervention Strategies for Alzheimer's disease 
Kathryn Ellis University of Melbourne

A Longitudinal Study of Caregiver Wellbeing 
Lynsey Brown & Malcolm Bond, Flinders University

Evaluation of an Outreach Follow-up Service to Clients Receiving a Diagnosis of Dementia
Carolyn Matthews & Michele Mew, Cognitive, Dementia & Memory Service (CDAMS)

Montessori Methods in Practice 
Lori McLeod, Dementia Australia Sunshine Coast Inc

In Their Own Words: A Community Theatre Project of Carers' Stories Told in Spoken Word and Song 
Julie Statkus, Latrobe Community Health Service

A New Method to Measure Cellular Toxicity of Non-Fibrillar and Fibrillar Alzheimer's AB Peptide Using Yeast 
Prashant Bharadwaj, CSIRO, Edith Cowan University 

Day Three - Friday 5 June 2009 

Patterns of Practice as an Approach to Ethics
Dr Julian C Hughes, Consultant and honorary clinical senior lecturer in old age psychiatry, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK

Dementia : A Consumer Directed Future 
Glenn Rees, CEO Dementia Australia

Navigating Grief and Loss Experiences in the Dementia Journey, Turning Research into Practice: A Module for Leaders of Dementia Support Groups 
Lyndell Huskins, Dementia Australia NSW

The Value of Age Appropriate Services for Those with Younger Onset Dementia 
Alison Easton, The Ella Centre

Younger Onset: The Move Towards Specialist Services and Support 
Anne McLean, Dementia Australia WA

Dementia, Parkinson's Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies 
Kathryn Nicholson, The University of Melbourne

The Link Between Spirituality and Well-being in People with Dementia 
Kirstin Robertson-Gillam, Dementia Australia NSW

Why is SPECIAL Special? Explaining the UK SPECIAL Program (Specialised Early Care for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias) 
Helen Walker, Dementia Australia ACT

Evaluation of Dementia Australia Victoria Memory Lane Cafes 
Betty Haralambous, National Ageing Research Institute