february, 2018

28feb6:00 pm8:30 pmCommunities of Practice Meeting Older Adults6:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST Alexandra Hills Hotel, Corner of McDonald Road and Finucane Road, Alexandra Hills QLD

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Event Details

REGISTER: Click here to register. Please RSVP no later than 21 February 2018.

Brisbane South PHN has established a free and new Community of Practice (CoP) to support health practitioners who work with older adults or have a keen interest in learning more about dementia.

All primary health care professionals and other interested services are invited to join the Older Adults CoP to learn with other like-minded practitioners, further develop local referral networks, and participate in information sharing to improve the health of older adults in the Bayside community.

Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning. It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning. Dementia is one of the fastest growing conditions in Australia, with incidence expected to rise steadily in coming years. It is the second leading cause of death in Australia. Dementia Australia regional director Sandra Nugent will deliver the presentation.

General practitioners, practice nurses, allied health professionals and community pharmacists play a crucial role in assisting their patients with dementia to find specialised care, support, counseling and information.

For more information about the Brisbane South PHN Communities of Practice please visit our website.

Click here to download the flyer.

Dinner will be provided.

If after registering, you are unable to attend this event, please notify the Events Coordinator at your earliest convenience. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice or no shows may incur a late cancellation fee.

For more information about this event please contact Events Coordinator Raquel McCready by phoning 07 3864 7522 or emailing rmccready@bsphn.org.au

Time

(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

Location

Alexandra Hills Hotel

Corner of McDonald Road and Finucane Road, Alexandra Hills QLD

Organizer

Brisbane South PHNevents@bsphn.org.au First Floor, Building 20, Garden City Office Park, 2404 Logan Road, Eight Mile Plains Qld 4113

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