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Workshops

Workshop Stream 1 1:30 – 2:20PM

Lisa Hort

Making links through Art: A Dementia Friendly Workshop

Presented by Lisa Hort

Learn to work individually and collaboratively to create engaging environments to empower people living with dementia and find the artist within.

Dr Jim Donnelly

Understanding your personal system as a family carer: perceptions, thoughts andemotions

Presented by Dr Jim Donnelly

A bio psycho-social model of personal wellness will be discussed and applied to the role of serving as a carer for someone living with dementia.

Yvonne Kiely

Experiencing Art Therapy from a residents perspective

Presented by Yvonne Kiely

Experience the therapeutic effect of mark making and laying down paint without pressure or judgment. Excite your imagination.

Jade Sinclair

How to Guide on introducing the WISER Approach and Montessori principles

Presented by Jade Sinclair

Learn the skills to apply the principles of the WISER project using the Montessori Approach in dementia care. Understand practical ways to add meaning and purpose to the lives of people living with dementia.

Workshop Stream 2 2:20 – 3:10PM

Lisa Hort

Making links through Art: A Dementia Friendly Workshop

Presented by Lisa Hort

Learn to work individually and collaboratively to create engaging environments to empower people living with dementia and find the artist within.

Dr Cameron Camp

Effectively Managing Challenging Behaviours: How to Think Like a Detective

Presented by Dr Cameron Camp

Using the Montessori principles to understand the person behind dementia.

Cath Manuel

Gardening for Dementia Wellbeing

Presented by Cath Manuel

Discover the benefits of regular gardening activities for people in dementia care and for people in the early stages of dementia. Understand the benefits of therapeutic gardening for health and wellbeing and learn about activities that are now being successfully delivered in aged care environments.

Greta Warner

A new view of the world for people with Younger Onset Dementia

Lynette Murphy

Practical strategies for working effectively with people with Younger Onset Dementia in the community and residential care environments

Workshop Stream 3 3:25 – 4:15PM

Greta Warner

Freedom and fun through drama

Presented by Greta Warner

Learn how Greta works with clients, hear about previous productions and work on ideas creating theatre for people living with dementia. This session is guaranteed to be active, engaging and fun!

Margaret Allen

Walking in the footprints of people living with dementia

A panel of people living with dementia Facilitated by Margaret Allen

Your opportunity to hear firsthand experiences and thoughts from a panel of carers and people living with dementia.

Alison Sherratt Yvonne Kiely Mitchell Nicholson

A case study: An Intergenerational Program, Art and Expressive Therapies

Presented by: Mitchell Nicholson/Alison Sherratt/Yvonne Kiely

Creative expression using Art, Story Telling, and Acting to weave together a therapeutic and imaginative interaction between residents in aged care and primary school children.

Jade Sinclair

How to Guide on introducing the WISER Approach and Montessori principles

Presented by Jade Sinclair

Learn the skills to apply the principles of the WISER project using the Montessori Approach in dementia care. Understand practical ways to add meaning and purpose to the lives of people living with dementia.