Available now - #BPSD a long and winding road (Free Webinars)

Date: 15 December 2020 - 30 June 2021
Location: Virtual
Event type: Webinar
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The webinars are for health professionals and care staff working in residential and community care settings and hospitals, and primary care.


Following the success of the #BPSD: A long and winding road panel session at HammondCare’s International Dementia Conference 2020, we are delighted to announce a free-to-attend webinar that will continue the conversation on best-practice evidence-based approaches and treatments that are improving the lives of people experiencing changes in behaviour.

Registering for this webinar will also provide you with access to the International Dementia Conference panel session.


To hear more from our clinical experts on:

  • Innovative strategies of individualised care and engagement and positive effects for people with dementia
  • Evidence of positive impact for non-pharmacological in the treatment of BPSD
  • Importance of training and education for health professionals and care workers in the dementia care setting
  • Impact of delirium on changes in behaviour
  • How hospital-based care can be improved to support people experiencing BPSD
  • Different strategies that can be applied during palliative and end-of-life care
  • Experiences in regional and remote Australia
  • Link between BPSD and elder abuse and impact of the Royal Commission
  • How COVID-19 impacted residential care environments and supporting people with dementia

And much more… 


Facilitator: Marie Alford

Panellists: Dr Duncan McKellar, Professor Susan Kurrle and Professor Steve Macfarlane. 


Marie Alford is the Head of Business Development for The Dementia Centre and HammondCare, and led the national rollout of Dementia Support Australia. 

Dr Duncan McKellar is an old age psychiatrist who was a member of the Oakden Review Panel with the South Australian Chief Psychiatrist, co-authored the landmark Oakden Report and led the implementation of the report’s recommendations.

Professor Susan Kurrle is a geriatrician and Current Chair in Health Care of Older People at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, and Geriatrician and Clinical Director, Division of Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service.

Professor Steve Macfarlane is a psychiatrist, Head of Clinical Services for Dementia Support Australia and Binational Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

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