The health and wellbeing of carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with cognitive impairment and dementia

Type: Video 32m 35s

Let’s CHAT Dementia Webinar Series – Webinar 5 (of 6)

Join Roslyn Malay and Dr Wendy Allan as they discuss best practice clinical and cultural principles to identify and support the health and wellbeing of carers of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who attend primary care. We continue the story of Aunty Molly and her son Frank in this session, focussing on how caring for Molly has been impacting Frank, and the ways we can most effectively provide support to him.

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OBJECTIVES

  • Describe best-practice clinical and cultural aspects of care for carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Understand the importance of regular assessment of carer health and wellbeing and ways to incorporate into everyday practice
  • Learn ways to support the health and wellbeing of carers, their families and communities within the primary health care context
Webinar SlidesPDF | File size: 2.15 MB Audience Q & A'sPDF | File size: 17 kB

PRESENTER

Roslyn Malay

Research/Project Officer, University of Western Australia and Let’s CHAT Dementia Project
Roslyn Malay is a Yurriyangem Taam Kija woman from the East Kimberley of Western Australia. Roslyn has expert knowledge on the complex social, environmental, and cultural issues that both affect and influence the health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Kimberley. Roslyn has worked as a Researcher/Project Officer of the University of Western Australia Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA) for 9 years. Roslyn has completed Certificate IV in Ageing Support at the North Regional TAFE in Broome and is immediate past Co-Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group, Australian Association of Gerontology.

Dr Wendy Allan

Research Coordinator, Neuroscience Research Australia and Let’s CHAT Dementia Project
Dr Wendy Allan is a Health Services Researcher. Wendy’s research interests are in the areas of ageing well, Indigenous health, grief and loss, dementia care and aged care services. Wendy has completed her doctoral study in 2011 (Dhangude Dunghutti Burrai-Welcomed to Dunghutti Land: Towards a Shared Understanding of Grief and Loss). Clinically trained as a Registered Nurse, Wendy has had an extensive career in academia. Wendy’s background includes teaching and lecturing to undergraduate and post-graduate students, as well as service users and service providers in the areas of primary and community health, palliative care, and communication theory and practice.


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