Workshops and Seminars

A diagnosis of dementia brings with it many changes and challenges for the person with dementia and those who care for them. To support family members and professional carers get a better level of understanding and knowledge, AQ offer a variety of education on dementia.  Our dementia education will equip you with increased knowledge about dementia and the impacts on lifestyles, functional abilities and behaviours.  You will also learn how to provide support, strategies and techniques that may assist in improving independence and maintaining quality of life. 

 

To register for our seminars or to request a tailored workshop please call 1 800 639 331 or email enquiries@alzqld.org.au. You will be required to submit a completed registration form for attendance to seminars.

 

Upcoming Seminars

  1. Understanding Dementia & the Diagnosis

    Over 400 000 Australians now live with a form of dementia, and this number is rising. More people are accessing support services and entering residential aged care with a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia is a condition in which there is a...

  2. Communication Strategies for Dementia

    The ability to communicate is a critical tool for life as it gives us the ability to form relationships, express our needs and to participate in society. When the ability to communicate is impaired or lost, our entire social history and...

  3. Dementia and Night Time Behaviours Seminar

    Whilst a person with dementia may experience various behaviours of concern during the progression of their disease, it is often during the evening and night periods when these behaviours can become particularly challenging to deal with....

  4. Falls Prevention for People with Dementia

    1 in 3 older people (>65years) have a fall each year with 30% requiring medical attention after a fall. In 2010-11, there were 92,150 admissions to public and private hospitals post falls, costing an estimated $600 million. Within the...

  5. Lewy Body Dementia

    Lewy Body Dementia is the third most common cause of dementia in Australia. Despite its prevalence this type of dementia is often poorly understood, and is frequently misdiagnosed in the community. Consequently, the management of this...

  6. Activities for People with Dementia - Part 1 Theory

    Activities are central to the livelihood of all people. For people with dementia, regardless of the stage of the disease, the need for activities is no exception. Activities are essential for a person with dementia to engage in, at any part...

  7. Activities for People with Dementia - Part 2 Practical Case Studies

    Second session in the Activities for People with Dementia series. Facilitated by an occupational therapist, emphasis is on practical strategies and interactive case studies, including how to design activities for people with dementia and...

  8. Good Manual Handling for Frail Aged People

    Maintaining mobility and independence is an important aspect in caring for people with neurological disorders. Research has shown individuals who physically care for others are at much greater risk of developing injury, most commonly, into...

  9. Distressing Behaviours and Dementia

    Behaviours of concern are any behaviours, exhibited by a person with dementia, which causes stress, worry or risk/actual harm to the person or to their carers, family members or those around them. Behaviours of concern include: verbal...