Dementia in Diverse Groups National Workshop Day 2 – Twin Waters QLD

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13 Jun 2018

Day Two is part of a two-day symposium that will focus on the unique needs of individual groups of people living with dementia.

People who Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) and Dementia

This workshop will explore who LGBTI people are, their lived experience and discrimination. It will cover the decades of history, LGBTI people in the context of dementia, and identify inclusive dementia and aged care services.

Resources to Support Care of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People Living with Dementia

Aboriginal people have unique experiences and beliefs that may be quite different to non Aboriginal Australians. To assist health professionals caring for Aboriginal people living with dementia, this workshop will give a brief overview of dementia in an Aboriginal context and showcase six resources that may be useful in practice.

Younger Onset Dementia

By the end of this workshop participants will have an awareness and understanding of the following:

  • What is Younger Onset Dementia (prevalence, statistics, symptoms and diagnosis)
  • Why the human rights, dignity and enablement of risk is important for a person living with younger onset dementia
  • Dementia-enablement and resources
  • Wellbeing versus ‘ill-being’ symptoms
  • The need for sensitivity to people living with a diagnosis of younger onset dementia, and the family issues and needs of people both financially and socially
  • Why communication and language is important
  • Case support and the interdisciplinary approach to care

Who should attend?

  • Health professionals caring for people living with dementia in residential aged care facilities.
  • 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.

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Ricki Meznies, Tara Quirke, Mundanara Bayles, Kristina Backwell

Ricki Menzies
Training & Development Coordinator
Queensland Aids Council (QuAC)

Lyntara Quirke
Dementia Educator
University of Wollongong

Mundanara Bayles
Managing Director and Co-Founder
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Kristina Backwell
Lecturer / Researcher
Dementia Centre for Collaborative Research (DCRC)

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have an increased awareness of:
  • Understand who LGBTI people are, including terminology (sexuality and language)
  • Identify the types and level of discrimination impacting LGBTI people
  • Identify social and legislative changes in Australia
  • Understand the experience of LGBTI people living with dementia, and their partners
  • Identify strategies for inclusive care of LGBTI people living with dementia, and their partners
  • Identify and source resources to help implement LGBTI-inclusive aged care/dementia services.
  • A brief overview of dementia in the Aboriginal context
  • Describe the features and use of tools and resources that promote health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people living with dementia
  • Describe strategies to maximise the impact of the resources and tools to be discussed
  • What is Younger Onset Dementia (prevalence, statistics, symptoms and diagnosis)
  • Why the human rights, dignity and enablement of risk is important for a person living with younger onset dementia
  • Dementia-enablement and resources
  • Wellbeing versus ‘ill-being’ symptoms
  • The need for sensitivity to people living with a diagnosis of younger onset dementia, and the family issues and needs of people both financially and socially
  • Why communication and language is important
  • Case support and the interdisciplinary approach to care

Professional Value

Each workshop may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can 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.

Email: dta@qut.edu.au

Phone: 07 3138 3822

  • Registrations Open: 30 Apr 2018
  • Registrations Close: 31 May 2018
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Novotel Twin Waters Resort
Novotel Twin Waters Resort Sunshine Coast, Ocean Drive, Twin Waters QLD, Australia

  • Person Judith Harrison

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