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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. 16 October 2019.

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 close on Friday 4th October 2019

Please direct any queries regarding this event to Mirelle D’Mello: mirelle.dmello@sydney.edu.au / 02 9114 4115  

Event details

Date: 16 October, 2019

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

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

Cost: Free entry 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Mirelle D’Mello: mirelle.dmello@sydney.edu.au 

Program

    

10:00 am

Registration and morning tea 

10:30am

Welcome and overview 

Professor Olivier Piguet  FRONTIER Director, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney 

Research Updates in Frontotemporal Dementia 

10:45am

Diagnosis and clinical progression in Frontotemporal Dementia 
Associate Professor Rebekah Ahmed 
FRONTIER, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney Director, Memory and Cognition Clinic, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

11:15am 

Genetics of Frontotemporal Dementia Professor
Clement Loy Professor of Clinical Epidemiology,
The University of Sydney 

11:45am 

Social Cognition in Frontotemporal Dementia 
Dr Fiona Kumfor FRONTIER Senior Research Fellow, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney 
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow   

12:15pm Lunch

 

1:00pm 

Support Systems, Advocacy, and Practical Issues in Frontotemporal Dementia  Communication in FTD

Susan McCarthy 
Executive Director - Client Services and Education, Dementia Australia 

1:20pm 

Kathleen McGrath 
Social Worker, Memory and Cognition Clinic, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

1:40pm

Mirelle D’Mello 
FRONTIER, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney

2:00pm

 

2.15pm

Reflections from a Frontotemporal Dementia family member 

 

Future projects and update on intervention studies Professor Olivier Piguet  FRONTIER Director, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney 

2.45pm Q&A/Finish