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Intouch : In Touch Issue 74
4 In touch Spring 2010 www.alzheimers.org.au News Conference: Take a Different View Planning is underway for the Alzheimer's Australia 14th national conference, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17--20 May 2011. The conference, hosted by Alzheimer's Australia (Qld), will showcase the latest thinking and practice around dementia, and online registrations and a call for papers are now available at the Alzheimer's 2011 website. "We have secured some excellent speakers for the event, which has the theme Take a Different View," said Conference Chair Marianne Gevers. "There will be a good mix of overseas and local presenters, thought- provoking topics and workshops with a practical focus." Confirmed speakers include philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic Professor Raymond Tallis, Georgetown University's Professor Steven R. Sabat, and research fellow and consultant Diana Kerr. Discussion will focus on ethics and decision making in dementia care; personhood, identity and consumers' rights; best practice and new approaches to dementia and dementia care; and the latest in research and treatment. AlzNSW AGM All members and supporters are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of AlzNSW on Thursday 25 November 2010 at 2.30pm at the Vincent Fairfax Family Resource Centre, Macquarie Hospital Campus, 120 Cox's Road (corner of Norton Road), North Ryde. Rotary Club of Newcastle Garden AlzNSW CEO The Hon. John Watkins will be joining members of the Rotary Club of Newcastle at the official launch of the Rotary Garden at the Hunter Dementia and Memory Resource Centre on 13 September. The garden was made possible through the generosity of the Rotary Club and their fundraising efforts. This continues their decade-long fundraising efforts, which contributed to the purchase of the centre and its subsequent opening in 2008. Registration Register before 17 February 2011 to take advantage of Early Bird rates (from $120 for day-only family carers to $790 for full registration). T: (07) 3255 1002 W: www.alzheimers2011.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org The AlzNSW Memory Van has been south to Wagga Wagga and surrounds as part of the Law Week travelling road show, as well as visiting the Snowy, Gilgandra and more. Some visits have also included public information sessions and group discussions about dementia and memory loss, and individual one-on- one discussions. To find out more about where the Memory Van will be visiting in coming months, visit the Alzheimer's Australia website, or to invite the Memory Van to a community event, contact Susan Newton. W: www.alzheimers.org.au T: (02) 8875 4637 E: email@example.com Memory Van on the road The AlzNSW Memory Van has been busy travelling around the state to raise awareness of the importance of brain health and dementia risk reduction. WAGGA WAGGA MOUNT AUSTIN NARRANDERA LEETON RIVERWOOD GILGANDRA WARREN NYNGAN GUILDFORD WERRIS CREEK QUIRINDI TINGHA TUMUT JINDABYNE COOMA FAIRFIELD
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