27 - 28 March, 2019 |
ICC, Sydney, NSW

Dr David Sykes


Director
Dementia Australia


10:10 AM The Great Debate: Is the Government’s Promotion of Home Care a Healthy Option?

Which delivers better care and support for older people – home care or residential? Consisting of two teams of three, this session will address some of the industry's most contentious topics in an entertaining new format.

9:40 AM Spotlight Interview: Building and Supporting the Workforce in Dementia Sector

To improve of quality of care, we need to raise the bar around dementia education. But this can only be achieved by having the right leadership to drive a culture which has as part of its focus ongoing coaching and mentoring of staff. Learn how the Centre for Dementia Learning at Dementia Australia is working with providers to be responsive to the needs of customers living with dementia by:

  • Getting the “people piece” right, which will in turn improve retention rates, reduce expenditure of recruitment and onboarding in a market where there is a
  • shrinking supply of good workers
  • Addressing issues around career pathways for the sector and create solid pathways for people to become dementia specialists 
  • Identifying passionate workers to act as role models, mentors and change champions for improved practice and increased capacity


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining David.

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