Funded by the Australian Government, the National Dementia Support Program (Dementia Australia), Dementia Training Australia and Dementia Support Australia, deliver an integrated and supportive pathway for dementia services across Australia.
From early diagnosis and living with dementia to supporting people where behaviour impacts on their care, and building the workforce of the future, these services work together to improve quality of life for people living with dementia.
Join us to learn more and understand how these services can support you to deliver better outcomes.
Robert Day is Assistant Secretary responsible for the Dementia, Diversity and Design branch at the Commonwealth Department of Health.
Dementia Australia, AUS
Leanne Emerson is the Executive Director Services and Business Development, Dementia Australia, following 22 years of service to the organisation including various leadership roles; most recently ED Operations and Acting CEO Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria.
Kirsty Burkinshaw is National Program Manager at Dementia Support Australia (DSA).
She is a registered Occupational Therapist with a Master of Public Health (Research).
Dr Madeleine Healy
Dr Madeleine Healy is a geriatrician and general physician in Victoria, Australia. Madeleine has a special interest in supporting people living with dementia, and works clinically across Monash Health and HammondCare.
Dementia Training Australia, AUS
Jason Burton trained as a Mental Health Nurse in the UK where he specialised in post diagnostic pathways and younger onset dementia. He has specialised in supporting people living with dementia and their families for over 30 years.
Dr Mustafa Atee
Dr Mustafa Atee is a Research and Practice Lead (Team Leader) at The Dementia Centre/HammondCare. His PhD led to the development, validation, implementation and commercialisation of PainChek®, an artificial intelligence-powered pain assessment medical device for people living with dementia.