November 12, 2014

Dementia and Physical Activity Symposium - places filling fast

It is now less than 2 weeks to go until this one off event and places are filling fast. Register now to ensure you don’t miss out on this never to be repeated symposium.

Each attendee will receive a copy of the research paper AlzNSW is releasing at the symposium: ‘Benefits of physical activity and exercise for people with dementia’

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Olympians Room, Level 5, Eastern Stand, Gate L, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

We all know that physical activity and exercise can reduce your risk of getting dementia, but what role does it have in good care and support of people with dementia?

At this symposium, attendees will hear about the latest research in the field and innovative programs which are engaging people with dementia in physical activity and exercise.
With government policies and programs emphasising restorative and wellness approaches, this symposium is a must for aged care and health organisations (management and client contact staff), policy makers, researchers, allied health professionals, rehabilitation services, exercise physiologists and personal trainers.
To secure your seat, please complete the Guest Payment Form (PDF) and send it to:
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW
F: (02) 8875 4665 | E:

Learn how you can support a restraint free environment

It can be challenging to make a decision about the use or non-use of restraint in your service.
To assist you in this decision-making process the Department of Health and Ageing has updated its Decision Making Tool: Supporting a Restraint Free Environment resource. One version of this toolkit targets the residential aged care environment while another focuses on the community care environment.
Each toolkit contains:
  • a Supporting a Restraint Free Environment handbook
  • Making a Decision flowcharts to assist staff with care planning
  • a checklist to assist care workers in early identification of behaviour issues
  • fact sheets to help relatives, friends and carers.
Full text articles are available to fee paying members of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW by emailing

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