18 Dec DAA Group – Thinking Differently About Dementia Seminars – February 2019
Thinking differently about Dementia
Dementia is part of the daily lives of our population. Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia (Alzheimers Disease International 2018). 80% of Kiwis know or have known someone with dementia.
There is so much to learn and many positive new ways to care for and assist people with dementia.
The DAA Group with Care-Metric are thrilled to bring an expert from the Netherlands to undertake a seminar series with thought provoking information and experiences to think differently about caring for people with dementia.
We are proud to introduce Dr Frans Hoogeveen Associate Professor of Psychogeriatrics, The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Dr Frans Hoogeveen’s knowledge and experience is being practiced in a small nursing home in The Hague that operates a ‘de Herbergier’ (the innkeeper) model. The home, a converted school on three levels, accommodates 16 residents living with dementia who live independently in an apartment with 24-hour on-site oversight from resident managers and a small
number of staff. Supported by Dr Frans Hoogeveen, the focus is on improving learning
capacity in residents with dementia, giving them new strategies that increase their independence and ownership of their home community.
Over three days of seminars, Dr Frans Hoogeveen will cover topics such as:
• Learning and dementia
• The brain and dementia
• Dementia and palliative care
• Music and dementia
• Living with people living with dementia
• Dementia and challenging behaviour
• Quality of life and dementia
• Intimacy and sexuality and dementia
• Dementia and the partner (carer)
• Alzheimer Cafe
• Social approach with Dementia
• Dementia friendly society
The dates for these seminars are:
Wellington Monday, 18 February James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Christchurch Tuesday, 19 February Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Auckland Friday, 22 February Novotel Hotel Auckland Airport
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