Annual region forum focusing on dementia related educational topics for primary care teams.
Breakfast Educational Symposium - 1st September 2014
On the 1st of September, the Northern Region Dementia Workstream hosted its annual regional forum. The main purpose was to provide background and overview of the interface with primary healthcare, an update on the Regions Dementia Pathways and progress in Dementia Care. The symposium focus was on better engagement and support of GPs and Primary Healthcare.
We were fortunate enough to have as keynote speaker Professor Henry Brodaty from New South Wales who is presently:
- Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health; Montefiore Chair of Healthy Brain Ageing; Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre; Co-Director of the Centre for Health Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales; Senior Consultant in Aged Care Psychiatry and Head of the Memory Disorders Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital.
Dr Alan Davis
Clinical Director Health of Older People and Clinical Support at Northland District Health Board and Clinical Lead for the Northern Region Health of Older People Network.
The Northland Dementia Pathway and the development of the Regional dynamic dementia pathway.
Project Manager for Health of Older People Projects at Waitemata District Health Board
Dr John Scott and John Williams
Dr John Scott, Clinical Director and a Consultant Geriatrician in the Older Adults and Home Health Service at Waitemata District Health Board. John Williams, CEO Healthpoint New Zealand
- Regional Dynamic Decision Support Tool ( No powerpoint)
Dr Mark Fisher
Clinical Head and Consultant Psychiatrist at Mental Health Services for Older People at Counties Manukau Health.
Dr Richard Worrall
Clinical Director for Mental Health of Older People at Auckland District Health Board.
Dr Mark Fisher
An additional presentation on Dementia and Driving
Key documents provided at the symposium included the Dementia Services Guide and the Dementia and Driving Guideline.
Please forward any further queries to:
Sue Thomson, Northern Regional Dementia Behavioural Support and Advisory Coordinator RPN., RCompN., PGDipMH., BNsg., PGDipPH Northern Regional Alliance (previously known as NDSA) DDI: NZ 09 5893935 ext 9835