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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 for availability of late registration.

Event details

Date: 31 October, 2017

Time: 10am – 3:30pm

Location: Nursing Building Lecture Theatre, Brain and Mind Centre, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown (ground floor)

Cost: Free entry 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Cassandra Kaizik:


 10:00 am

Registration and morning tea 


Welcome and overview 

Professor John Hodges

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


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


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

Claire O’Connor 

Research Fellow, Hammondcare, Sydney


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


Communication in FTD

Cathleen Taylor-Rubin 

Speech Pathologist, War Memorial Hospital


Dementia Australia – services, keyworker program, NDIS

Susan McCarthy 

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


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 


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