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Day One is part of a two-day symposium that will focus on the unique needs of individual groups of people living with dementia.
Dementia in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Populations
This session aims to raise awareness about older people from CALD backgrounds with dementia in Australia, and their service use. Participants will hear about demographics, factors influencing dementia care amongst CALD populations, and recent research and resources relevant to the topic. The workshop will also include discussion of barriers and enablers to care and provide practical strategies for care.
Homelessness and Dementia
This session will increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of people who are (or have been) homeless and are living with dementia. It will assist participants to respond appropriately to people living with dementia and support them effectively, especially in residential aged care
You are welcome to attend one or both days . However if you would like to attend both day one and day two you will need to register for each day separately.
Dementia Among Veterans
This session aims to raise awareness about veterans with dementia in Australia and their use of services.
Who should attend?
Health professionals caring for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities.
- Date June 12, 2018
- Time from 09:00 AM
- Time to 04:00 PM
- Location / Region Queensland
- Asset Type Workshop
- Learning Pathway Discovery, Inquiry, Implementation
- Topic Areas Dementia (general), Responsive Behaviours, Sexualities, Person-Centred Care, Homelessness
- Target Audience Residential Aged Care, In Home or Community-Based Care, Hospital, Private Practice, Primary Care, Respite Care, Hospice or Palliative Care, Transition Care
- Target Occupations Nursing, Allied Health & Care Support
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Groups, Younger Onset Dementia, Homeless Persons, Veterans, LGBTIQ
- Event Flyer DiDG-Symposium-Flyer-12-13-June.pdf
- Knowledge Translation Thinking
- Registration Phone 07 3138 3822
Anna Wardel, Tara Quirke
Language and Learning Educator
Queensland University of Technology
University of Wollongong
- Understand the characteristics of the current older population who were born overseas
- Understand cultural factors related to dementia amongst older people born in CALD countries
- Gain an overview of evidence based strategies to work with older people from CALD backgrounds who are living with dementia or experiencing the impact of dementia
- Describe the most common forms of dementia associated with homelessness
- Identify the most appropriate cognitive screening approach and tools
- Describe the characteristics of high quality residential aged care for people with dementia who are homeless (or at risk of becoming homeless)
- Identify services for homeless people with dementia and know how to access them
- Identify the gaps in services that need to be addressed
- Participants will have an increased awareness of:
- The latest research on PTSD and dementia
- The impact of being a veteran on mood disorders in later life
- The role of alcohol for some veterans in managing mental health issues and the consequences
- Some of the latest research on traumatic brain injury and dementia
- Barriers and enablers to quality care
- Assessment tools and strategies
- Where to go for further information/training (national and state-based)
Each workshop may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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