Supporting families of people living with dementia

Date produced 03 May 2017

Our interdisciplinary panel will explore working collaboratively to support people with dementia and their families.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Maureen's story to be better equipped to: 

  • identify challenges, tips and strategies for building appropriate referral pathways and implementing a collaborative response to assist families caring for people living with dementia
  • implement key principles of providing appropriate therapies and communication approaches that families can engage with to support their family member who is experiencing dementia 
  • describe the general principles of providing a safe and supportive environment for families that are providing care for people living with dementia, including self-care.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:

  • Dr Alison Argo (Geropsychologist, Queensland)
  • Associate Professor Stephen Macfarlane (Psychiatrist, Victoria)
  • Professor Dimity Pond (General Practitioner, New South Wales)
  • Alissa Westphal (Occupational Therapist, Queensland)

Facilitator:

  • Dr. Konrad Kangru (General Practitioner, Queensland)


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