Date: November 20, 2018
Hosted by: brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Presented by: Kate Swaffer, Chair, CEO and Co-founder of Dementia Alliance International & Monica Cations, Research Fellow from the Department of Rehabilitation at the College of Medicine & Public Health in Adelaide, South Australia
Session 1: Dementia as a Cognitive Disability (featuring Kate Swaffer)
There are currently an estimated 50 million people living with dementia and 10 million new diagnosis each year. The WHO state dementia is the leading cause of disability and dependence in older persons, however health systems and service providers do not yet support this in their approach to post diagnostic support for dementia. In this presentation, Kate outlines her personal experience and global advocacy for human rights and access to the CRPD, an approach supported at the Rehabilitation 2030 WHO Forum in 2017. Kate also outlines a pathway of support which includes rehabilitation and disability support for all people with dementia.
Session 2: A Health professional perspectives on the delivery of multidisciplinary rehabilitation to people with dementia (featuring Monica Cations)
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation is not incorporated into the usual care pathway for dementia despite increasing demand from advocates. We explored the perspectives of health professionals to understand key barriers to delivery of rehabilitation to this group and identify strategies for change. In this presentation, Monica discusses how we as health professionals can change our understanding of dementia care to embrace rehabilitation as a means to deliver a more proactive and continuous care pathway.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).