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Alzheimer's Australia is hosting this conference which is a leading education and networking event for dementia care professionals, service providers, researchers, family carers and people with dementia. The theme for the conference is 'Take a different view'.
Paper submissions close Monday 30 August 2010.
The Alzheimer's Australia 14th national conference was a four day event that commenced on May 17 in Brisbane. The conference theme was 'Take a different view - a broader view - of dementia and its social, health and economic impact'. Conference presenters included some of the leading experts in dementia and the presentations were aligned with the conference sub-themes of: personhood, identity and consumer rights; ethics and decision making in dementia care; best practice; and research and new developments.
The conference attracted over 700 delegates and included: people living with dementia; family members and carers; people working with and caring for those who have dementia; service providers; care workers, nurses, doctors and clinicians; and those involved in research and public policy.
Belinda Urquhart from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) conducted a HealthInfoNet cafe for two days during the conference. Given dementia is a relatively new content area on the AIH website, delegates were keen to hear about the breadth of information they could access. The AIH Director, Professor Neil Thomson, also presented to Alzheimer's Australia's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dementia Advisory Group (NATSIDAG) on the features of the AIH website as well as the collaborative work being undertaken by AIH and Alzheimer's Australia.
14th national conference secretariat
PO Box 3599
Brisbane Qld 4101
Ph: (07) 3255 1002
Fax: (07) 3255 1004