november, 2020

tue10nov8:00 pm9:30 pmDementia Rehabilitation: Webinar 1 - Rights, communication, living Well8:00 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time Stream Host: University of Sydney Channel:Health & Wellbeing


(Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

Event Details

Dementia: Rehabilitation matters!
Webinar 1 : rights, communication, living well

The first of two webinars on rehabilitation for people with dementia focuses on rights, communication and living well.

This series of webinars features experts in the field and will outline recent evidence and clinical application as described in our newly released book Dementia Rehabilitation: Evidence-Based Interventions and Clinical Recommendations. The webinars are intended to be useful for researchers and clinicians and people with dementia and their care partners.

Presenters: Ms Kate Swaffer, Ms Sarah EI-Wahsh, Ms Penelope Monroe, Dr Monica Cations and A/Professor Kate Laver

Chairs: Associate Prof Lee-Fay Low and Associate Prof Kate Laver

10th November @ 8pm Sydney, 9am London

About this webinar:

Rehabilitation as a human right

Kate Swaffer, Chair/CEO and Co-Founder of Dementia Alliance International

Ms Swaffer is an activist, academic and keynote speaker, and is known for her expertise in the area of human rights and dementia and dementia as a disability. She is co-founder and Chair of Dementia Alliance International, a peak organisation globally representing persons with dementia. She has written three books on dementia.

Communication interventions

Sarah El-Wahsh and Penelope Monroe, University of Sydney

Ms El-Wahsh and Ms Monroe are speech pathologists and PhD candidates in the area of language disorders and communication in people with neurological conditions.

Psychological wellbeing

Monica Cations , Flinders University

Dr Cations is a provisional psychologist and epidemiologist who has worked in the ageing and dementia field for over a decade.

Maintaining independence in activities of daily living

Kate Laver, Flinders University

Associate Prof Laver is an occupational therapist and research fellow with expertise in improving function for people with dementia and knowledge translation.

10 November: 8pm Sydney, 9am London

Enquiries, please contact:

Tanya Duckworth –

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