Strategies to provide cutting edge & competitive dementia care
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5th & 6th October 2016
Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne
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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


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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
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Key Speakers

Dr Stephen Judd
Chief Executive Officer
Linda Justin
Director of Practice & Quality
Professor Henry Brodaty
Ageing & Mental Health
Dementia Collaborative Research Centre UNSW
Glenn Rees
Alzheimer's Disease International


What People Are Saying

  • “Criterion conferences are invaluable in keeping our finger on the pulse in an industry going through an unprecedented seismic shift.”

    Andrew Larsen
    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”

    Judy Gregurke
    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 …

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