Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and is a National Health Priority.
The Australian Government has announced the next phase in a new national approach to programmes and services supporting people with dementia and their carers.
However with ACFI reductions in the 2016 budget and the marketbased aged care system, providers must ensure they are equipped to provide quality, competitive and viable models of dementia care delivery.
How is your organisation planning to effectively respond to the rising demand for good dementia services?
Proudly supported by COTA and Alzheimer's Australia
Find out more about the 2017 Strengthening Dementia Strategy - Sydney conference.
Attend to learn:
National Strategy for dementia – where are we up to?
How to provide viable & competitive dementia care
How to enable choice & control for those with dementia
- Shifting models of care to build dementia care capacity
- KEYNOTE: How can dementia be core business? A vision for 2020
- Re-framing in home care – embedding an organisation wide dementia friendly approach
- Leading organisational change to implement good quality dementia care
- Where does dementia sit within the Roadmap & how can providers plan better for the future?
Dr Judd has been the Chief Executive HammondCare for two decades. During his tenure, HammondCare has grown significantly from a small organisation serving fewer than 250 clients to one of Australia’s top 50 charities. Today, HammondCare is recognised as a leading provider of dementia care, supporting close to 3,000 aged care residents and clients in NSW and Victoria. It also provides palliative care, rehabilitation and psycho-geriatric care to hundreds of patients through its hospital and community health network. Dr Judd has written books and given presentations on dementia design, the role of charities in Australian society, the rights of older citizens and aged care leadership.
Linda has held a variety of roles from frontline to senior management in both the public, private and Not for Profit sectors. In these roles Linda has established new departments and teams working with key internal and external stakeholders to establish and deliver the strategic direction. She has worked with Boards, executives and front-line staff to transform and reconfigure organisations for the future.
Linda is a Paediatric Nurse specialising in Cardio-thoracic critical care in three countries, her honours thesis compared 6 sites of temperature measurement in children post cardiac surgery, it was awarded first class honours. Linda has worked in Clinical redesign roles improving hospital access and performance, clinical improvement notably receiving a NSW Health award for reducing and improving practice for pressure areas in children, and establishment the clinical incident framework and review of sentinel events under legal privilege for CHW.
She worked with the KPMG Health practice for 7 years on large transformational change programs regarding practice and culture in ageing and acute health care, also supporting the implementation of consistent models of care across Australia for a number of clinical practice. She has worked with Uniting for over 2 years leading the implementation of the Inspired Care philosophy into practice.
Linda has served on a number of international and national health related committee’s and working parties notably as a member of:
The NSW Clinical Excellence Commission, Clinical Council;
Children’s Hospitals Australia Medication Safety Group;
National Medication Safety Breakthrough Collaborative;
NSW Patient Flow and Safety Collaborative,
National Open Disclosure Standard with Standards Australia and Australian Safety and Quality Council, and
Lecturer on the Safety and Quality course, Masters of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Sydney.
Linda has presented nationally and internationally at conferences and symposia. She has published several whitepapers with KPMG and in academic journals. She has also received a NSW Premiers Award to review medication practices. Linda was privileged to receive a NPSF Foundation scholarship for the Patient Safety Leadership with the American Hospitals Association and NPSF affording the opportunity to work with key thought leaders, agencies and training for systemic patient safety.
In alignment with her personal values Linda coaches pro bono and has previously chaired KPMG’s Sydney Corporate Citizenship Committee
MSc Coaching Psychology, The University of Sydney
Prince 2 Practitioner
Executive Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, Sydney
MBA Executive, The University of Sydney and University of New South Wales
Graduate Certificate in Change Management, The University of Sydney and University of New South Wales.
Paediatric Critical Care Southbank University London and The Children’s Hospital Great Ormond St., London.
RN, BN (Hons 1ST Class) Sydney University
RSCN and RGN, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children and Beaumont Hospital, Ireland
Dementia Collaborative Research Centre UNSW
Henry Brodaty is an academic – Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre and Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales; and a clinician – consultant psychogeriatrician and Head of the Memory Disorders Clinic in the Aged Care Psychiatry Service at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. As immediate past-president of the International Psychogeriatric Association and as former chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and former president of Alzheimer’s Australia and Alzheimer’s Australia (NSW), he has been at the forefront of consumer and professional groups devoted to improving the mental health of older people in particular those with dementia and their families. In Australia, he is a member of several key State and National Committees in concerned with dementia and mental health in older people. Professor Brodaty has published extensively and received many national and international awards for research and community work.
Alzheimer's Disease International
Glenn Rees has worked at senior levels in the British and Australian Public Services. In Britain he worked as Private Secretary to senior Ministers, in the Cabinet Office and in Economic Departments. In Australia since 1976 he has worked in program and policy areas including Prime Minister and Cabinet, Employment and Training, Aged Care, Disabilities, Housing and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. He was Chair of the Nursing Homes and Hostels Review in 1986 and was involved in implementing the first wave of aged care reforms. He was CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia from 2000 -2014. During his time as CEO the Dementia Initiative was implemented in 2005 with $320 million over 5 years; important funding commitments made to tackle dementia in the 2012 Aged Care reforms including timely diagnosis, acute care and dementia risk reduction and $200 million committed to dementia research in 2014. Dementia is now a National Health Priority Area. He has been a member of many Government advisory committees and an active member of the National Aged Care Alliance. He became Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease International in April 2015 and is an independent Board Member of Parkinson’s Australia
Institute for Health & Ageing
The Institute for Health and Ageing strives to set the benchmark for research into healthy and active ageing, and to influence societal structures for an age friendly future.
A key focus of IHA is how quality of life can be maintained as people age. We are committed to working collaboratively with community and a broad range of partners to find new and innovative ways for enhancing the lives of older people and their carers.
Healthy ageing should be a possibility for everyone, and we seek to build resilience in older people across a range of social, economic and cultural settings.
Our work recognizes that healthy ageing does not occur in isolation. We draw on the broad ranging skills and experience of our multi-disciplinary researchers to examine ways in which mental, physical and environmental factors intersect and impact upon living long and living well. Our research themes span urbans spaces and active living, the built environment, cancer, inequalities in health, mental health and musculoskeletal health. Our work is further underpinned by expertise in health economics and biostatics.
Supporting autonomy, dignity, social connection is at the heart of everything we do.
What People Are Saying
“Criterion conferences are invaluable in keeping our finger on the pulse in an industry going through an unprecedented seismic shift.”Manager - Service Development, RSL LifeCare
“There is nothing better than hearing people speak from their hearts about why aged care is important – the needs of consumers are the reason we work in aged care”National Manager Aged Care Reform, COTA Australia
Date: 7 Apr 2017 By: Jessica Farrelly
Sarah Price, General Manager Media at Alzheimer’s Australia spoke about the organisation’s awareness campaigns at a recent Criterion conference. She shared statistics including: Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia More than 25,000 Australians have Younger Onset Dementia 3 in 10 people over 85 and almost 1 in 10 people over 65 …
Date: 12 Mar 2017 By: Lisa Nguyen
We are barely scratching the surface of dementia specific care. The growing mortality rates for dementia patients have only intensified the urgency to adopt better strategies in dementia care. One particular area of concern is that many dementia patients are likely to find themselves in potentially dangerous situations if they become disoriented and unable to …
Date: 2 Mar 2017 By: Dennis Frost
Since my diagnosis of FrontoTemperal Dementia some years ago, I have come to see that the concept of choice in my care path is an illusion. Much of our traditional health and care system is based on a model of “we (the medical ‘professional’) know best and no questions are allowed without notice”. Recently I …
Date: 20 Jul 2016 By: William Christian
For those diagnosed with dementia, experiencing a sense of isolation within their community is one the biggest barriers they face. The social stigma surrounding the disease can result in the family and friends of some patients distancing themselves. As dementia patients typically grow increasingly more dependent and vulnerable as their condition worsens, this scenario becomes …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre
The NHMRC Partnership Centre: Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People (Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre or CDPC) aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by developing, communicating, and implementing research that improves care.
Our approach is guided by our commitment to working together, diversity, and translating rigorous research into practice.
The CDPC brings together consumers, industry partners, researchers and clinicians to develop relevant research questions and ensure findings are applicable to the current care environment for people with dementia.
The CDPC is led by Professor Susan Kurrle, Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, and receives funding support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and industry partners, Alzheimer’s Australia, Brightwater Care Group, HammondCare and Helping Hand Aged Care.
Australian Journal of Dementia Care
The Australian Journal of Dementia Care (AJDC) is Australia’s only multidisciplinary journal for all health, aged and community carers of people living with dementia. It is committed to promoting excellence in dementia care by keeping readers up-to- date with the best dementia care practices, research, developments, news, views, resources and training from Australia and around the world. AJDC is published bi-monthly and available by subscription.