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2019 Dementia Wellington Symposium

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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Dementia Wellington Symposium!

With a focus on how to live well with dementia and the latest research into brain health, the symposium on Thursday 2 May was a fantastic day. It was great to see so many people there, and particularly the many Dementia Wellington clients who attended. All the speakers gave excellent, interesting presentations and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to learn, to meet new people and to reacquaint with colleagues and friends working in the sector.

Dementia Wellington would particularly like to thank Westpac for their kind sponsorship of the symposium, and their ongoing commitment to being a Dementia-friendly organisation. 

1. Supporting people with dementia 

Diana Minnee - Clinical Nurse Specialist, CCDHB

2. Aged Care Support Models

Anneke Barkwith, RN - Clinical Manager & Nurse Practitioner Intern

3. Dementia and reading

Dr Sally Rimkeit - Otago University

Dr Ben Werkmeister - CCDHB

4. Brain research update

Dr Brigid Ryan, PhD - Centre for Brain Research and Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging, University of Auckland

5. Living Well in action

Emma Fromings - Dementia Advisor and Educator, Dementia Wellington

6. Advance Care Planning

Helen Rigby - Health, Quality and Safety Commission

Sarah Togher - Advance Care Planner Coordinator, Dementia Wellington

7. Enduring Power of Attorney

Dr Charul Barapatre - Consultant Psychiatrist

Elaine Burn - Nurse Practitioner, Hutt Valley DHB