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LGBTI inclusive services for people living with dementia

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust (Victoria Room)

210 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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This interactive workshop focuses on the issues facing LGBTI people living with dementia – and how to address these issues. The workshop outlines the impacts of reduced autonomy on the right to express LGBTI identities. It identifies ‘Red Flags’ – or signs an LGBTI person with dementia may be vulnerable; and it clarifies practical strategies to minimise vulnerability. Examples of LGBTI inclusive services are presented and a structure for dementia friendly communities and services for LGBTI people is then outlined.

This workshop is essential for anyone providing services to people living with dementia. Participants will be given resources to assist with the education of their colleagues.

Facilitator & presenters

Dr Catherine Barrett was Chief Investigator on several qualitative research projects documenting the experiences and needs of LGBTI Elders, including research on LGBTI people’s experiences of dementia. Catherine is Director of the Celebrate Ageing Program, Director of Alice’s Garage, Curator of the Museum of Love and has published numerous resources challenging the myth that LGBTI people with dementia ‘become straight’.

Anne Tudor is an Internationally recognised speaker on the rights of people living with dementia, a Fellow of the Elder Leadership Academy, and co-lead for Pulse of My Heart - an educational resource documenting the journey she shares with her married partner, Edie Mayhew, who lives with younger onset dementia.

Sally Conning is an Elder with a Trans history, an LGBTI inclusivity consultant and an educator on the rights of Trans and Gender Diverse Elders.

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Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust (Victoria Room)

210 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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