Ellen Bragger, Just Checking Occupational Therapist and Australian Business Research Manager, presented at The International Dementia Conference ‘Risky Business: Facing up to Dementia’ held on 28-29th June 2012.
The conference, hosted by The International Dementia Partnership of The Dementia Centre, HammondCare (Australia) and the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling (UK) was held at at Darling Harbour, Sydney Australia, and attracted over 750 delegates from around the globe.
Her paper, ‘The Secret Life of People with Dementia’ was well received by an audience of over 100 people, and discussed the use of Just Checking for assessment and care planning by local authorities in the United Kingdom.
Ellen said “The number of delegates shows that dementia is now a real priority in Australia. The theme was risk, and it is clear that the riskiest thing we could do would be to do nothing about the ageing population and the growing demand for dementia services. There is some fantastic work being done in the UK, which is now being driven by David Cameron’s Dementia Challenge and the 3 Million Lives Campaign. Just Checking has been proven as an invaluable tool for practitioners, and this conference provided a fantastic opportunity to share best practice.”
Just Checking is currently conducting trials in Australia.