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Communicating with People Living with Dementia

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In this webinar, our panel of experts will explore practical strategies for communicating with a person living with dementia.

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Dementia and other cognitive conditions can cause changes in behaviours and communication, and effective communication is essential for upholding the rights of older people.

Hear from our panel of experts as they discuss barriers to communication and the unique challenges faced by those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. They will also explore practical strategies to improve communication between a person living with dementia and their loved ones and carers.

We will cover:

  • Communication changes after dementia onset.
  • Communication barriers faced by carers supporting a person living with dementia.
  • Practical strategies for communicating with a person living with dementia.
  • Communicating with an individual from a culturally and linguistically diverse background living with dementia.

Meet the panel:

  • Denise Wissman, Senior clinician, Dementia Australia
  • Christine Dunbar, Facilitator, Centre for Dementia Learning
  • Lynda Henderson, Carer, Member, OPAN National Older Persons Reference Group
  • Grahame Smith, Lived Experience, Member, OPAN National Older Persons Reference Group

You will have the opportunity to ask our experts questions during the live Q&A.

  • ACT, NSW, VIC, TAS, QLD: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • SA: 11 AM – 12 PM
  • NT: 11 AM – 12 PM
  • WA: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Please note this webinar will be recorded and a replay link will be sent to attendees a a few days after the event. The recording will also be uploaded to the Older Persons Advocacy Network website.

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