Dr Cameron Camp, a world renowned, American Montessori dementia specialist will head the speaker list for the Omnicare Alliance’s inaugural regional dementia conference.
The conference will be held on October 11 from 8.45am at The Glasshouse in Port Macquarie.
The RED Conference, A Regional Experience in Practical Dementia Care has been developed to provide a regional perspective on the work being done around dementia and dementia care.
Throughout the day attendees will hear from experts and specialists from overseas and Australia on practical hands on approaches to dementia care.
The program will cover a wide variety of topics to suit all, including people living with dementia, carers, service providers, care staff, field workers, clinicians and the community.
“We are very excited to launch our Regional Experience in Practical Dementia Care conference. We believe innovative and exciting practices and programs are being facilitated worldwide, including here in regional NSW and feel the RED Conference will showcase some of these” said joint CEOs John Carroll and Raymond Gouck.
With Tweed Heads, Myall Lakes and the Port Macquarie-Hastings featuring in the top three dementia prevalence rates in NSW state electoral districts, the conference will provide a wonderful opportunity for people from the Mid North Coast, North Coast, New England, Tweed and Hunter regions to come together and learn from industry experts.
The day’s program will feature a series of presentations prior to lunch and move into hands-on, real-world workshops across the afternoon, where attendees will be able to take away practical approaches that can be immediately implemented to support people living with dementia in the home and other care environments.
The conference is open to anyone with an interest in the field of dementia, in the care of people living with dementia and for those living with dementia, with the focus on living well with dementia.
For more information about the conference and to purchase tickets go to www.omnicare.org.au/red-conference