2016 National Tour Dementia is Our Business Online event
|Price (incl GST)|
|Members Single price||$88.00|
|Non-Members Single price||$176.00|
|Students Single price||$66.00|
This event aims to provide speech pathologists with a practical and evidence-based overview of assessment and intervention options for adults with communication difficulties associated with dementia. It will also present a vision for the future regarding the design, development and creative delivery of speech pathology services to people with dementia in order to enhance quality of life outcomes for individuals living with dementia and their families. Basic knowledge of the diagnosis of dementia and the different dementia sub-types (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia) is assumed. Pre-readings are recommended for speech pathologists that were unable to attend the 2016 National Tour Workshop: Dementia is our Business.
What I will learn:
By the end of this online event the aim is that you will have an understanding of:
- Assessment frameworks and tools that can be used to identify the communication support needs of people living with dementia and their families in hospital, community and residential aged care settings.
- Evidence-based and theoretically driven intervention approaches that can be applied in hospital, community and residential aged care settings to address the communication support needs of individuals with dementia and their families.
- How innovation in the aged care space can be achieved – presenting a vision and framework for future service design and development.
Who should attend?
Speech pathologists and student speech pathologists working with adult populations in hospital, community, and/or residential aged care settings. Registrants are expected to have a basic level of knowledge of dementia diagnosis and the different dementia sub-types, with pre-reading provided.
What do I need to read beforehand?
Please read the following documents / web sites:
- Speech and language therapy provision for people with dementia: RCSLT Position Paper 2014 https://www.rcslt.org/members/publications/publications2/dementia_position_paper2014
- ASHA Dementia Practice Portal: http://www.asha.org/PRPSpecificTopic.aspx?folderid=8589935289§ion=Treatment
- North Western University: Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center: What is Primary Progressive Aphasia: http://brain.northwestern.edu/dementia/ppa/
CPD Points awarded: 1.5 PSR points
Speech Pathology Australia