CDPC Annual Conference 2018: Evidence for change, improving dementia care

The CDPC Annual Conference on October 16-17, 2018, showcased the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre research in dementia care and the important outcomes having an impact on care practices.

Project activity teams presented across the following themes:

  • models of care
  • promoting functional independence
  • planning for later life
  • education and training
  • attitude and culture
  • support pathways
  • medication management

Invited speakers including Professor Anne Kelso AO, CEO of the NHMRC, as well as those with a lived experience of dementia, and experts in the care environment spoke at the event.

For an overview of CDPC activity this year see the Update 2018 brochure.

Conference program and presentations

CDPC Annual Conference Program

Promoting function and maintaining independence
The development of reablement programs - translation challenges, Professor Chris Poulos
Fall risk, decline and exercise in older people with dementia, Dr Morag Taylor
A Citizens Jury’s opinions on rehabilitation after hip fracture for people from nursing homes, Professor Maria Crotty
Exercise Prescription in Aged Care: Implementation and evaluation outcomes, Associate Professor Gaynor Parfitt
COPE: Implementing an evidence-based program in Australia – reflections and learnings, Professor Lindy Clemson

Putting the person first - tools to make it a reality
Supported decision-making for people with dementia, Dr Craig Sinclair
Dementia in the public domain: voices, age and the future of campaigning, Professor Simon Biggs
Developing a new preference based quality of life measure for people living with dementia. The AD-5D project, Associate Professor Tracy Comans
The organization of risk: interpreting regulation in dementia care, Ashley Carr
Clustered domestic ‘homelike’ models of residential aged care: potential impact of increased uptake in Australia to 2050, Dr Suzanne Dyer

Medication management
Implementation of Vitamin D in residential aged care in Australia,Implementation of Vitamin D in residential aged care in Australia, Professor Ian Cameron
New tools to guide medication reviews for older people, Professor Sarah Hilmer
Using Telehealth to enable collaboration of pharmacists and geriatricians in residential medication management reviews, Dr Nancye Peel
SImplification of Medications Prescribed to Long tErm care Residents (SIMPLER), Professor Simon Bell

Empowering the workforce to drive change
Intervene 2: implementing best pain management practice in residential aged care, Professor Colm Cunningham
How can collaborative learning among health professionals and researchers enable implementation success? Ashley Cully
Staff influence on quality of care and quality of life in residential aged care facilities, Annaliese Blair
Agents of Change: Empowering clinicians to disrupt the status quo in dementia care, Monica Cations

CDPC research overview
Impact of CDPC research in dementia care, Professor Susan Kurrle
CDPC Final Evaluation results, Dr Shannon McDermott and Alexandra Kitching

Link to photos from the Conference facebook album