Join us in Sydney, Australia at the 2022 International Dementia Conference and help shape the future of dementia care.

    IDC2022 will challenge the way we think about complex dementia, palliative care and positive ageing as we come together to look forward with hope and create positive change.

    We have been through the toughest times and now is the moment to Be Brave and stand with people with dementia in building a better future.

     

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    Tony Armstrong

    PLENARY SPEAKERS

    Experts from across the globe in health and aged care, including those with lived experience, will share the latest in research practice and innovation - leading the change in the delivery of care services. Visit our speakers page to see the full line-up.

    Dr. Makarena Dudley

    Dr. Makarena Dudley

    New Zealand

    First Nations and Dementia: A voice for spiritual and cultural wellbeing

    Dr. Makarena Dudley, (Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngati Kahu), is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland conducting research with Māori, the Indigenous people of Aotearoa, and mate wareware (dementia).

    Dr. Chris Nowinski

    Dr. Chris Nowinski

    USA

    Changing the game: Minimising head trauma in sport

    Dr. Nowinski is a neuroscientist, former professional wrestler and co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. He is leading a global conversation on concussions, CTE and the future of sports.

    Tony Armstrong

    Tony Armstrong

    Australia

    Changing the game: Minimising head trauma in sport (Panel)

    Tony Armstrong grew up in rural NSW and is a proud Gamilaroi man. He played AFL for Adelaide, Collingwood and Sydney, and has established an award-winning career in Australian sports media.

    Maggie Beer

    Maggie Beer AO

    Australia

    Cooking up a storm for change at the aged care kitchen table

    Maggie Beer is an Australian food icon. In 2014 she established the Maggie Beer Foundation with the belief that beautiful, seasonal food that gives pleasure and goodness is the key to the wellbeing of residents in Aged Care.

    Pre-conference activities

    Dementia Cottage Tour

    Dementia Cottage Experience Tour
    Wednesday, 7 September

    Experience HammondCare's small household model of care. Hosted by our Dementia Centre Design Consultants, this optional pre-conference tour will take you to an operational cottage at our Miranda site.

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    A Box of Memories

    'A Box of Memories' musical performance
    Wednesday, 7 September

    Fresh from a sell-out season at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2022, A Box of Memories is an intimate musical in one act, presenting perspectives on what it means to live with dementia, from diagnosis through to the end-of-life. 

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    A sneak preview at our strongest lineup yet...

    PRINCIPAL PARTNER

    Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

    MAJOR SPONSORS

    Bickerton Masters
    Total Construction

    PRINCIPAL PARTNER

    Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

    MAJOR SPONSORS

    Bickerton Masters
    Total Construction