Available Now - Dying well with dementia: A Conversation with Sue Pieters-Hawke (Free Webinar)

Date: 14 December 2020 - 30 June 2021
Location: Virtual
Event type: Webinar
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This webinar is designed for people with dementia, family, friends and staff in residential and community care settings.


Through her own personal experience, gained knowledge and evidence of best practice, Sue presents a series of three webinars on palliative care for people with dementia.

Webinar 1 | Foundations: Can death be sad but not bad.

This webinar will cover core assumptions about dementia and about palliative care, and work through the key themes of with openness, transparency and modelling. You will be challenged with questions to reflect on.

Webinar 2 | Development: Dancing with dying

The importance of preparation, forward planning, communication and complexities in systems, people, roles and wishes will be examined in this session and the critical value of being able to relax and ‘dance’ with all this.

Webinar 3 | Moving Forward: Supporting ‘good’ deaths

Webinar three will address the issue of ‘where is it best to die?’, and build knowledge through small exercises, training, understanding what is doable, making decisions and then going with it.

Webinar 1 and 2 are available to view for free. Following these you can send any questions you have for Sue at conference@hammond.com.au.

Sue will then address these in the final webinar to be available in the new year.


From her own perspective and experience Sue will share:

  • Current assumptions are around dementia and palliative care.
  • Discuss what forward planning may need to be considered
  • Discover how to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Thank about some of the tough questions that need to be considered
  • Learn how to navigate this time with confidence and be equipped to help others to do the same
  • Ask questions to Sue and receive her feedback during webinar 3

And much more… 


Sue Pieters-Hawke


Sue Pieters-Hawke has been involved in dementia reform and consultancy for over 17 years. Her interest started when her mother, Hazel, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Sue has chaired the Federal Governments Dementia Advisory Body, is Dementia Australia’s inaugural National Ambassador, and have spoken at numerous conferences and training formats on living and dying well with dementia.

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