Dementia Awareness Month 2017 QLD

The purpose of Dementia Awareness Month is to encourage Australians to become dementia-aware, have a better understanding of what it is like for a person to live with dementia, and ultimately be encouraged to create communities where people with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value.

The theme for 2017 is You are not alone and the main activities will be a series of seminars with international and local dementia experts and key note speakers.

Click the above image for more information or to register for the event.


 

Tuesday 5th September

'You are not alone' Luncheon for Carers

An event organised by Dementia Australia (Qld), Carers Queensland, Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre and Ozcare's Dementia Support Service provides the opportunity to meet a fellow carer of someone living with dementia and learn about the support that is available to carers. 

Where: Cairns

Time: 12pm until 1:30pm

To Register: Call Michelle from Carers Queensland on (07) 4031 0163 or email moliver@carersqld.asn.au. Numbers are limited.


Wednesday 6th September

Art and Dementia 

Free discussion-based tours designed for people living with dementia, their family, carer or support worker. Each tour takes approximately one hour and focuses on specially selected artworks. 

Where:  Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art - Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct | Southbank, Brisbane.

Time: 10:15am 

To Register: Email groupbookings@qagoma.qldgov.au or call the Gallery of Modern Art (07) 3840 7255.


Thursday 7th September

Rockhampton Dementia Support Centre and Mercy Day Respite Open Day 

Inviting Clients, Carers and Professionals in the Rockhampton region to find out more about what we offer, come and meet the team and see our facilities.

Where:  Rockhampton Dementia Support Centre

Time: 10:30am until 1:30pm

For More Information Contact: 07 4928 1926 or 07 4926 7789


Thursday 7th September

Delirium: The Invisible Illness

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Gold Coast University Hospital (Video conference Robina Hospital)

Time: 12pm - 1pm

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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Monday 11th September

Art and Dementia 

Free discussion-based tours designed for people living with dementia, their family, carer or support worker. Each tour takes approximately one hour and focuses on specially selected artworks. 

Where:  Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art - Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct | Southbank, Brisbane.

Time: 10:30am 

To Register: Email groupbookings@qagoma.qldgov.au or call the Gallery of Modern Art (07) 3840 7255.


Monday 11th September

Supporting care recipient/carer dyads in the early stages of dementia

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Griffith University Gold Coast Campus (Video Conference Nathan Campus)

Time: 12pm - 1pm

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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Tuesday 12th September

Art and Dementia 

Free discussion-based tours designed for people living with dementia, their family, carer or support worker. Each tour takes approximately one hour and focuses on specially selected artworks. 

Where:  Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art - Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct | Southbank, Brisbane.

Time: 11:00am 

To Register: Email groupbookings@qagoma.qldgov.au or call the Gallery of Modern Art (07) 3840 7255.


Tuesday 12th September

The Elephant in the Room: Sexual Expression of People with Dementia

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Griffith University Nathan Campus (Video Conference Gold Coast Campus)

Time: 11am - 12pm

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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Tuesday 12th September

Social Robot open lab

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Griffith University Nathan Campus 

Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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Tuesday 12th September

This is the premier retirement and aged care event on the Sunshine Coast calendar that provides a relaxed environment to gather information from a diverse line-up of exhibitors and providers involved in the care and aging industry.

 

Keynote speaker, Sue Pieters-Hawke, will talk about her personal experience as a carer for her mother Hazel. She talks about the fear and stigma surrounding dementia, best-practice understanding of dementia, and approaches to care and relationships with people living with dementia. Other speakers include Gavin Williams and Geoff Lyons who will outline financial and legal aspects of the transition to aged care. 

 

For more information, visit the Sunshine Coast Aged Care Expo Website.

Register online or call Garden Financial Services on (07) 5437 2744. 


Wednesday 13th September

Art and Dementia 

Free discussion-based tours designed for people living with dementia, their family, carer or support worker. Each tour takes approximately one hour and focuses on specially selected artworks. 

Where:  Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art - Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct | Southbank, Brisbane.

Time: 10:30am 

To Register: Email groupbookings@qagoma.qldgov.au or call the Gallery of Modern Art (07) 3840 7255.


Thursday 14th September

The Economics of dementia

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Griffith University Nathan Campus (Video Conference Gold Coast Campus)

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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Friday 15th September

Art and Dementia 

Free discussion-based tours designed for people living with dementia, their family, carer or support worker. Each tour takes approximately one hour and focuses on specially selected artworks. 

Where:  Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art - Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct | Southbank, Brisbane.

Time: 10:30am 

To Register: Email groupbookings@qagoma.qldgov.au or call the Gallery of Modern Art (07) 3840 7255.


Tuesday 19th September

Social Robot open lab

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Griffith University Nathan Campus

Time: 12pm - 12:45pm

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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Tuesday 19 September

Improving care and quality of life of people living with dementia through social and telepresence robots.

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Griffith University Nathan Campus (Video conference Gold Coast Campus)

Time: 1pm - 2pm

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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Wednesday 20th September

What happens to people with dementia in hospital

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Griffith University Gold Coast Campus (Video Conference Nathan Campus)

Time: 11am - 12pm

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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Thursday 21st September


Thursday 21st September

Story Bridge lights up in Teal for World Alzheimer's Day.

 


Thursday 21st September

Join us for the  2017 Hand Heart Pocket Gala Evening, taking place on World Alzheimer’s Day, Thursday 21 September, showcasing world-class opera stars and musicians, at Brisbane’s Customs House.

Show your support for UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute and Dementia Australia (Qld) by joining us for this special evening of entertainment. 

All funds raised will support research into the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Where:  Brisbane's Customs House.

To Register: Head to the QBI events page



Thursday 21st September

Art and Dementia 

Free discussion-based tours designed for people living with dementia, their family, carer or support worker. Each tour takes approximately one hour and focuses on specially selected artworks. 

Where:  Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art - Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct | Southbank, Brisbane.

Time: 10:30am 

To Register: Email groupbookings@qagoma.qldgov.au or call the Gallery of Modern Art (07) 3840 7255.


Tuesday 26th September

Presentations on a variety of dementia considerations. Part of a larger HDR Conference.

Free presentations by both staff and higher degree research students from Griffith Universities Brain and Behaviour research group at the Menzies Health Institute, Queensland (MHIQ).

Where: Griffith University Nathan Campus 

Time: 8:30am - 10:30am

To Register: Call (07) 3735 7212 or email oho@griffith.edu.au

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