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Frontotemporal dementia information day

Frontier FTD information and support day for families and carers

Do you know and love someone with frontotemporal dementia? Do you care and support them on a day-to-day basis? Come along to this free event and learn everything you need to know about FTD from the experts in the field. 31 October.

This day-long event will teach families, friends and carers all about managing frontotemporal dementia. From learning what to expect and practical strategies to help manage, through to education on the latest treatments and research developments. We encourage anyone affected by frontotemporal dementia to come along. It’s a great opportunity to meet experts in the field as well as a community of people affected by the same illness.

Registrations for this event have now closed. Please email cassandra.kaizik@sydney.edu.au for availability of late registration.

Event details

Date: 31 October, 2017

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

Location: Level 5, 94 Mallett Street, Brain and Mind Centre, Camperdown, NSW

Cost: Free entry 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Cassandra Kaizik: cassandra.kaizik@sydney.edu.au

Program

 10:00 am

Registration and morning tea 

10:30am

Welcome and overview 

Professor John Hodges

FRONTIER Co-director, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney 

10:50am

Eating changes and progression in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) 

Dr Rebekah Ahmed

FRONTIER, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney 

Director, Memory and Cognition Clinic, RPA Hospital

11:30am 

The Tailored Activity Program (TAP) and other non-pharmacological interventions in FTD

Claire O’Connor 

Research Fellow, Hammondcare, Sydney

12:00pm 

Recent pathological discoveries in FTD

Prof Glenda Halliday 

Co-director ForeFront Research, Brain and Mind, The University of Sydney

Director, Sydney Brain Bank, UNSW 

12:30pm Lunch

1:15pm 

Communication in FTD

Cathleen Taylor-Rubin 

Speech Pathologist, War Memorial Hospital

2:00pm 

Dementia Australia – services, keyworker program, NDIS

Susan McCarthy 

Executive Director, Client Services and Education, Alzheimer’s Australia

2:30pm 

The Australian FTD Association – local and international updates

Melissa Kettle 

National Co-ordinator, The Australian FTD Association

Cognitive Nurse Consultant, The Eastern Cognitive Disorders Clinic, Melbourne 

2:50pm

Future projects and update on International Conference of Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD) Sydney 2018 

Professor Olivier Piguet

FRONTIER Co-director, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney 

3:15/3:30pm Finish