2014 Dementa: The Future is Now

 

Congratulations to everyone who participate in our biennial conference on the 14th and 15th of November 2014.

Thank you everyone for such a successful event. We learnt a lot, were challenged by topics discussed and we hope you gained as much from it as we did.

Below you will find the presentations of the keynote speakers as well as the recorded audios, some of which include question and answer sessions with the audience at the end.

 

Keynote speakers

 

Kate Swaffer

Kate Swaffer


Kate Swaffer is an author, poet, a volunteer and following her diagnosis of dementia at age 49, became an activist and advocate for improving dementia services.  Her presentation A stronger consumer voice shares why it is so important for people diagnosed with dementia to be fully included in discussions about them.

Click here for her presentation




 

Professor Henry Brodaty

Professor Henry Brodaty

Professor Henry Brodaty holds a number of academic and clinical positions plus has published extensively.  His presentation Dementia – Where are we now?  Outlined the advances and retreats in dementia care and treatment over the last 30 years.

Click here for his reasearch papers



 

Glenn Rees and Susan Hitchiner

Glenn Rees and Susan Hitchiner

Glenn Rees (CEO Alzheimers Australia and Chair-Elect of Alzheimers Disease International) and Susan Hitchiner (Chair Alzheimers NZ) jointly presented The global context and Dementia: A Strategic Framework.  This presentation discussed the unprecedented international focus on dementia, along with the recent development in New Zealand and how the wider sector needs to respond to meet the growing challenge of dementia.

Click here for Glenn's presentation
Click here for Susan's presentation



 

Dist Prof Richard Faull

Dist Prof Richard Faull

Dist Professor Richard Faull is the Director of the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland.  He has established an international reputation for his research and talks about recent research developments in his presentation The Challenges of Alzheimers disease and dementia – Exciting research developments for future New Zealanders

Click here for his presentation



 

Prof Steve Iliffe

Prof Steve Iliffe

Profressor Steve Iliffe was the first Professor for Primary Care for Older People in the UK, having worked in a large socially diverse inner city practise for 30 years.  His research interests are in health promotion in later life, which he discusses in his presentation Prevention, health promotion and early intervention in dementia

Click here for his presentation



 

David Troxel

David Troxel

David Troxel is internationally known for his writing and teaching in the field of Alzheimers disease and long terms care and in particular, has written several books including The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimers Care.  In his presentation Mona Lisa and the art of dementia care, David discusses how activities and engagements support the quality of life for people diagnosed with dementia.

Click here for his presentation