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Research – Practice – Innovation

International Dementia Conference

The Dementia Centre, HammondCare


In 2020 HammondCare’s International Dementia Conference went virtual.

Launched on World Alzheimer’s Day September 21, over 6,000 delegates from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, Holland and many more countries joined the two day live-streamed event.

The conference offered a wealth of research knowledge and understanding of current issues in practice from expert international and national speakers in the aged and dementia care sector.

Powerful stories from people living with dementia, and carers were again a highlight of this year’s conference.

Post the live event, delegates were able to catch up on what they had missed and view new on-demand presentations and e-posters for the month of October, giving the opportunity to watch and learn at their convenience.

Over 80 Australian and International presentations, both live and on-demand, addressed current topics of dementia design, palliative care, deafness and dementia, caring in a time of COVID, robotics, the complexities of meeting the clinical and psycho social needs of people with advanced dementia and much more.

“IDC2020 aimed to address issues of the era, bringing to fore the research, practice and innovation that should be shared and debated to inspire our future,” said Dementia Centre Director Professor Colm Cunningham.

Free resources launched at the conference included, Deafness and Dementia Booklets that support families and staff care for people with dementia who are also Deaf, and an audiobook version of Agnes Houston’s popular publication Talking Sense. Visit all our free resources on our website.

Visit the Knowledge Hub on the conference page to view all our new resources and upcoming launches and webinar series or view all our free resources at

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