Speaking, writing and learning about dementia
on 22-Jul-2018

Two of our members are presenting papers at the Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) conference in Chicago July 26-19 2018.

Beth McDougall’s (BUPA) paper is called: “From flashing lights to poetry: First steps to a dementia-friendly Rotorua, New Zealand. This paper will be available later on the Portal

Catherine Hall and Ngaire Dixon focus on “Building a dementia-friendly New Zealand.”

Congratulations to the speakers for getting their abstracts accepted and showcasing Aotearoa / New Zealand dementia- friendly initiatives internationally.

If you can’t make it to Chicago, there are two local conferences coming up:

1.       The Mosaic of Ageing: New Zealand Association of Gerontology, Auckland, September 6th-8th 2018

 http://gerontology.org.nz/newsevents/2018-nzag-conference/

The conference streams are all relevant to dementia:

·         Inclusive and Age-friendly Communities

·         Nutrition and Ageing

·         Assistive Technology

·         Cognition and Psychological Well-being

·         Loneliness and Isolation

·         Physical Activity and Well-being

 

2.    Tackling dementia: it’s everybody’s business. Alzheimers New Zealand Conference, Auckland, 24th-27th October

The focus of this conference is living well with dementia.

 

 

Finally, New Zealand research recently published in Dementia July 10, 2018: Individual risk factors for possible undetected dementia amongst community-dwelling older people in New Zealand. Adrian Martinez-Ruiz, Ying Huang, Susan Gee, Hamish Jamieson & Gary Cheung.

 

This looks at home care assessment data and compares diagnosed dementia with those with possible dementia on screening and looking at factors associated with possible undetected dementia. Abstract available here: Individual risk factors for possible undetected dementia amongst community-dwelling older people in New Zealand

The full paper will be available through DHB or University libraries.

 

A recent Masters thesis of interest, W. Brown (2018) is available by clicking this link:

 

[PDF] The uptake of advance care planning by older adults in New Zealand: a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a Master of Arts in Psychology at …