Bravery to seek change through our voices: People with dementia and care partners

    Day 1  |  CONCURRENT STREAM A  |  1.30pm - 3pm*  
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    CHAIR

    Marie Alford is Head of Dementia Centre Services and strategic lead for Dementia Support Australia, a HammondCare-led service delivering nationwide support for people and carers impacted by behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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    Presenters

    William Yeates

    William Yeates
    AUS

    William Yeates was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in 2019 at the age of 59. He shares his experience competing in swimming and surf lifesaving, and finding a new perspective on life along the way.

    Diane Cross

    Diane Cross
    Anglicare Community Services, AUS

    Diane Cross is a social worker who has nine years' experience working with people living with dementia and their support persons.

    Donna Lee

    Donna Lee
    Western Sydney Dementia Alliance, AUS

    Donna Lee is an active member of the community and her Church, and an advocate for people living with dementia.

    Janet Mitchell

    Janet Mitchell
    Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, AUS

    During her PhD candidature, Janet Mitchell cared for her husband with younger onset dementia. Janet's primary research interests are relational person-centred care and reablement.