Dignity In Care Australia Conference: Eat. Play. Love.

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Eat. Play. Love.

Conference October 2, 2015 National Wine Centre, Adelaide, South Australia

Have you ever stopped to think about what dignity means to you? And then reflected on how we ensure we are providing dignity to those we care for?

Dignity in Care Australia was launched in 2011 by a small team of passionate health professionals committed to changing the way we think about care. Today we have over 1,000 Dignity in Care Champions from aged and dementia care, disability, community, education, corrections and many more organisations.

Each year, through our annual conference we lead a program to challenge and inform the community – doctors, nurses, care workers, allied health – all take part in this exciting event where the goal is to take away new strategies, new ideas to promote dignity in care.

We look forward to you joining us at this exciting and innovative event – a great opportunity to learn, be engaged and meet with other colleagues to take up the challenge of Dignity in Care.


Join us in Adelaide for this not to be missed 1 day event.

As a special offer for you and your teams – register now to take advantage of this invite-only price. 

Registration at $160 per person 

(enter DICSPEC as the code when you register)

Be part of the challenge, be part of the change – join us at the Dignity in Care Australia National Conference.


Dignity: it’s all about how you feel, think and behave in relation to yourself and others. The pleasure in sharing a meal, the memory of an old song, the touch of a hand on yours – and how we share those experiences with those around us.

Location: National Wine Centre Adelaide, Corner of Botanic & Hackney Roads, Adelaide SA 5000


Maggie Beer

Australian food icon and the
Patron of Dignity in Care
Peter Morgan-Jones
Executive Chef and Food

   Dr Andrew Rochford

Health Expert and Australian
Media Personality

For more information about the speakers please click here. 

What’s on the menu


  • Palliative Care Specialist shares how to nourish the body and lift your soul
  • Traditional bush tucker for elders
  • Eating and drinking at the end of life
  • Prevention of weight loss in early dementia


  • Bringing together the magic of Dinner and Dance
  • Food created with love and care by Country Women’s Association
  • Don’t give me mushy food, please


  • Dining by Design – Maggie Beer, Simon Bryant and Peter Morgan Jones
  • Kiss me – Practical oral health, you have to hear this!
  • Eat, Pray, Respect – Nourishing your body, lifting the soul

To view the preliminary program please follow the link here Dignity In Care Conference Program 2015

Details for registration

Registration rates

Please note: 

All registration rates are excluding GST

Monies are being collected by HammondCare for Dignity in Care Australia.

AFTER JULY 1, 2015 
Health professional/care staff  $180.00
Health professional/care staff (group of 5 or more)  $160.00
Person living with dementia/family carer  $45.00
Dignity in Care Members $160.00 (Flat rate)
Students Please email education@hammond.com.au
with your student ID number for a reduced
registration code

                             Register here

Want to know more about the conference please contact:





Proudly sponsored by:

Dementia Centre                  Office of Ageing South Australia Health



4 thoughts on “Dignity In Care Australia Conference: Eat. Play. Love.

  1. It sounds grand! If I lived in Australia I’d go. I tweet your posts in hopes they “awaken” people here in the US. I’m very much involved in NAMI, which is related to your work. Best wishes always! Mary


    • Thanks Mary… and I assume you mean the National Alliance on mental Illness by NAMI? Dementia is, as you probably know, not a mental illness, but a physical one, so whilst it is often psycho-geriatricians who look after older people with dementia, we don’t really fit into that basket. However, we experience equal amounts of stigma and discrimination as people with mental illness, as well as the ageist attitudes of having a disease most people think only older people get. Best wishes in your work as well, and yes, it would be great to meet one day!


      • Yes, you are right about NAMI. And no, I did not mean to imply that dementia is a mental illness. I hope none of my readers inferred that, but some may have. Oh, dear! I will search for authoritative yet readable articles to tweet that explain the difference! (Can you suggest any?)

        Meanwhile, the two conditions share a lot of discrimination and stigma. I have spent almost my entire adult life (I’m 80) living “in support of” people with one or the other: son, daughter, granddaughter, husband and mother. So I’m acutely aware of the difficulties and differences, although as an “outsider”.

        I appreciate your bringing this up! Education is a life-long process, and I appreciate it in whatever form.

        Looking forward to our continued long-distance relationship,


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