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Intouch : In Touch Spring 2014
DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH SEPTEMBER 2014 THIS YEAR, DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH IS BURSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH ACTIVITIES RIGHT ACROSS NSW. ALZHEIMER'S AUSTRALIA HAS ADOPTED A VISION TO SEE AUSTRALIA BECOME A DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY NATION. This year's theme Creating a Dementia-Friendly Nation envisions a nation inclusive and supportive of all people living with dementia, a reduction in the stigma associated with dementia and increasing awareness of dementia in the wider community. FREE PUBLIC SEMINARS STEVE MILTON 'CREATING A DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY AUSTRALIA' Alzheimer's Australia has a vision to develop dementia-friendly communities and organisations in Australia to reduce the stigma and social isolation associated with a diagnosis of dementia. Steve Milton's lecture series will raise community awareness about the initiative and the development of the dementia-friendly concept in Australia. People with dementia, carers, service providers, businesses and local government representatives are invited to attend this lecture. The lecture will discuss the dementia-friendly concept as well as present practical examples from the UK experience of creating dementia-friendly communities. The lecture will: • discuss why social action is the way to reduce stigma and change community attitudes about dementia • present case studies from the UK • examine the critical role of partnerships in creating dementia-friendly communities • identify the outcomes achieved by dementia-friendly communities and how they can be measured. WHEN: 10 for a 10.30am start, Monday 15 September WHERE: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney WEB: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/alznswdementia- awareness-month-steve-milton-seminarsydney- tickets-12455094523 T: (02) 9805 0100 E: email@example.com WHEN: Tuesday 16 September WHERE: Kiama Anglican Church, 1 Terralong Street, Kiama T: Kylie Watkins (02) 6278 8934 E: firstname.lastname@example.org WHEN: 10am for 10:30am - 12:30pm lecture, Wednesday 17 September WHERE: Rydges, Port Macquarie WEB: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/alznswdementia- awareness-month-steve-milton-seminarport- macquarie-tickets-12455198835 T: (02) 6584 7444 E: email@example.com DEMENTIA AND DIVERSITY: ALL INDIVIDUAL, ALL CONNECTED, ALL RESPECTED This one-day forum gives service providers the opportunity to hear from industry experts and people living with dementia. Keynote speakers include Christine Bryden, who was diagnosed with dementia at 46, Sheree Drylie from AlzNSW, who will help guests to understand the needs of people with dementia from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and Professor Henry Brodaty, who will focus on the latest research. The forum will cover dementia care in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities (CALD), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Communities (LGBTI), prison, younger onset dementia and palliative care. WHEN: Tuesday 23 September WHERE: The Epping Club, 45-47 Rawson Street, Epping WEB: https://baptistcare.org.au/about-baptistcare/news-and- media/ddforum/ T: (02) 9023 2500 E: firstname.lastname@example.org IN TOUCH SPRING 2014 11
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