November 12 @ 1.30pm to 4.30pm SA / 2.00pm to 5.00pm AEST / 12.30pm to 3.30pm NT / 1.00pm to 4.00pm QLD / 11.00am to 2.00pm AWST
This session will assist with developing best practice, person centred care.
The recent experiences with COVID-19 have underlined the challenges of providing safe and person-centred care to people with dementia. With the Royal Commission’s examination of dementia care and the prevalence of dementia among aged care residents, it is more important than ever to provide high-quality care to people with dementia.
Optimal Prescribing for Residents with Dementia – 1 hour including 15 mins of Q&A
Associate Professor Steve Macfarlane is Head of Clinical Services for Dementia Support Australia. A geriatric psychiatrist by training, he is the current Binational Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age for the RANZCP (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists), the principal organisation representing the medical specialty of psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand. He joined HammondCare in 2016 as Head of Clinical Governance for The Dementia Centre.
Dignity in Care – 1 hour including 15 mins of Q&A
Dr Faizal Ibrahim currently works as a Consultant in Geriatric Medicine with an interest in Dementia and Delirium at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and provides clinical support for Port Lincoln Geriatric services. He also works as the Clinical Associate for the Severe Behaviour Response Team National Services and Clinical Associate for the SA Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Services (DBMAS) HammondCare. He is also the Clinical Advisor to Nightingale Nurses Services Dementia Australia SA.
Dementia Perspective – 1 hour including 15 mins of Q&A
Wendy Hall has worked within health and aged care for over 25 years and is Director and founder of Dementia Doulas International. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing, a Diploma of Applied Science (Ambulance Studies), a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training and a Certificate IV in Celebrancy. Wendy has used her diverse skill set within a variety of settings including the acute care, pre-hospital, community & residential sectors. Her role in training development and mentoring for emerging Dementia Doula’s has evolved over many years and brings together her areas of passion to better serve those she represents. Her interactive approach challenges mindsets and encourages those supporting someone or working within the area of dementia to explore a different way of thinking. Her goal is to shift preconceived ideas about existing barriers to dementia care and influence the palliative care space so that no one goes it alone.
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