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Workshops

Please see below for an overview of the workshop or breakout sessions we have across both days of the conference.

During the registration process you will be asked to select one option from each stream (there are two streams per day).

Thu, Mar 28th
2:10 pm to 3:10 pm

Topic: Consumer Focus

This breakout session includes the following three topics: Live for 5 mins in the patient's shoes; Dementia affects ALL of us and Hearing loss & Dementia.

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2:10 pm to 3:10 pm

Topic: Residential Focus

This breakout sessions includes the following three topics: Household Model - Making everyday the best day possible; 10 questions to ask when seeking residential aged care and Evidence-informed reablement guidelines

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2:10 pm to 3:10 pm

Topic: Well Being and the Arts Focus

This breakout session includes the following two topics: Postcard Connections - Creative Arts & Dementia Friendly Communities and Dance - A Pleasureable Exercise.

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2:10 pm to 3:10 pm

Presented by: Sandra Kay

Topic: Virtual Reality

EDIE is a new virtual reality education program that allows people to walk in the shoes of a person living with dementia and provide insight into the day to day lived experiences. EDIE has been tailored for delivery to family carers in a group workshop style and provides individual follow up support for family carers.

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Thu, Mar 28th
3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Presented by: Dr Jim Donnelly

Topic: Carer Focus

Living with and caring for someone with dementia can include the experience of grief and loss for all involved. Links to depression risk but also opportunities for personal growth will be explored using the speaker’s and audience examples.Session overview to be confirmed

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3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Presented by: Jade Sinclair

Topic: Montessori and WISER focus

Learn the skills to apply the principles of the WISER project using the Montessori Approach in dementia care. Understand practical ways to add meaning and purpose to the lives of people living with dementia.

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3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Presented by: Yvonne Kiely

Topic: Creative Arts Focus

This workshop “String Art” is designed to excite the imagination through the therapeutic effect of mark making and laying down paint without pressure or judgement.

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3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Topic: Intergenrational Arts focus

This program, implemented by Catholic Care of the Aged (CCA) in conjunction with Wauchope Primary School (WPS), focuses on recollection and story-telling through intergenerational interaction and collaborative art making.

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Fri, Mar 29th
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Topic: Consumer and Community focus

This breakout session includes the following two topics: Caring about Dementia and Positive Communities.

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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presented by: John Quinn, Penny Everitt

Topic: Younger Onset Dementia focus

This breakout sessions includes the following three topics: Let's Advance the conversation so that we don't miss any of the jigsaw pieces; Same same but different - are we meeting their needs? and The Changing Landscape

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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presented by: Michelle Heldon

Topic: Creative Arts Focus

“Art helped settle me down. Yes, I forget people's names, but when I'm doing art I am suddenly in a different environment. It is all calm and I can think. The stress just dies away.”–– Artful participant 

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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Presented by: Margaret Rolla

Topic: Creative Arts Focus

This presentation involves a creative arts workshop aimed at promoting a sense of wellbeing and connection for people with dementia and their carers. Participants will be introduced to the concept of drawing as a vehicle of self-expression and a way to find voice through a non-verbal medium. 

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Fri, Mar 29th
3:10 pm to 3:40 pm

Topic: Dementia Friendly focus

This breakout session includes the following two topics: Port Macquarie Four Seasons in one Dementia Day program and What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

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3:10 pm to 3:40 pm

Presented by: Sue Silcox

Topic: Well Being focus

Specifically designed to improve the daily lives of people with dementia or special needs and their caregivers, this workshop uses an evidence-based, relationship centred, practical approach to skilled touch with compassionate presence as a therapeutic intervention. 

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3:10 pm to 3:40 pm

Presented by: Danielle Dyce

Topic: Music and Movement focus

Dementia affects approximately 10% of Australians over the age of 65 years, but people in the 40s, 50s and early 60s can also be diagnosed with dementia. For many people living with dementia communication becomes difficult and being able to express themselves can become frustrating, l often leading to withdrawal and isolation.

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3:10 pm to 3:40 pm

Presented by: Jade Sinclair, Kaye Lilley

Topic: Montessori and WISER focus

Learn how to prepare and create supportive environments using the WISER Approach with Montessori principles

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Questions or Contact?

Contact Kara who’ll assist you with any enquiry:

Phone: 1300 336 488 

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