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Alzheimer's Australia 15th National conference



The theme of this conference is The tiles of life - colouring the future. It will challenge participants to reflect on their experience of living with dementia and how to stretch their thinking about the disease, and how best to care for people living with dementia.

Indigenous content includes:

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The Alzheimer's Australia 15th national conference was held in Hobart, Tasmania over four days commencing 14 May 2013. The conference theme, The tiles of life - colouring the future, sought to encourage people living and working with dementia to reflect on their dementia experiences and contribute to the making of a lasting memory. Created on ceramic tiles, these memories were displayed at the conference and portrayed the meaning of dementia to each of the artists.

The presentations and workshops at this year's conference addressed one of the seven sub-themes, which included:

With over 800 delegates registered, the conference was well attended. A particular conference highlight was the presentation given by Professor Tony Broe, who reported on the findings from the Koori growing old well study. The inclusion of this presentation in the conference program complemented the HealthInfoNet café held at the conference, with many delegates showing great interest in the occurrence of dementia among Indigenous Australians.

Dawn Rayner-Brosnan HealthInfoNet stand
More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes


113 Harrington Street
Hobart TAS
Ph: (03) 6234 7844
Fax: (03) 6234 5958

Conference Manager:
Helene Stewart

For registration and accommodation enquiries:
Kate Burgess


Last updated: 22 May 2013
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