Webinar series on young onset dementia

I’m very pleased to be a member of the Australian Young Onset Dementia Special Interest Group, and to highlight the first two webinars we are hosting soon, focused on young onset dementia in Australia. Even if you don’t live in Australia, if you have young onset dementia, or have an interest in it, you will also find it of interest, time zones permitting.

1. Young onset dementia: identifying the signs and diagnosis must do’s

Hear from four experts in young onset dementia detection and diagnosis about how best provide support through this challenging time.

About this event

Young onset dementia can be difficult to identify and diagnose. This FREE webinar is targeted at professionals working in health, disability, and aged care, and will provide pragmatic guidance about

  • how to spot the early signs of dementia in younger people
  • steps for diagnosis
  • clinical management

Our speakers will also discuss how best to support people living with young onset dementia and their families through this challenging time.

Speakers:

Natalie Ive lives with young onset dementia and will share her experiences with the early signs and symptoms, and helpful and unhelpful things she encountered during diagnosis. She is a member of Dementia Alliance International.

Lynda Henderson is a consultant with many years of experience working in dementia care. She also supports her partner living with young onset dementia, and will share her experiences of navigating diagnosis and clinical care.

Dr Samantha Loi is a Neuropsychiatrist and Old Age Psychiatrist, who has clinical expertise in the areas of neuropsychiatric disorders such as Huntington’s disease (HD) and other younger-onset dementias and has previous worked with older adults in metropolitan and regional settings. Dr Loi’s clinical experience is complemented by her clinical-research. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and leads a longitudinal project following up younger people with neurocognitive disorders, funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. 

Wendy Kelso is a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist within the Neuropsychiatry service at Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Better Care Victoria Neuropsychology Clinical Lead on the BRIGHT-YOD Project: ‘Utilising telehealth to bridge the gaps in Young Onset Dementia’. She is currently involved in Safer Care Victoria Clinical Leadership Mentoring Program. She is a fronto-temporal dementia support group facilitator for Dementia Australia.

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2. Young onset dementia: Maximising independence with quality care

Thu, 15 July 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ACST

Hear from three experts to learn how to support people with young onset dementia to maximise their independence after their diagnosis.

About this event

Many people with young onset dementia have difficulty accessing support services to help them thrive and maximise their independence after their diagnosis. This FREE webinar is targeted at professionals working in health, disability, and aged care, and will provide pragmatic guidance about:

  • How to provide empowering care that allows the person with young onset dementia and their family members to live independent and happy lives
  • Making the most out of the NDIS
  • Ensuring that people with young onset dementia and their families do not ‘fall through the cracks’

Speakers will be announced soon – stay tuned!

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