Spotlight Series

Join the conversation about ageing with our new speaker series

Montefiore is excited to present a new speaker series, shining a spotlight on all the issues that affect older members of the community and their loved ones. Each session (currently online) will explore an aspect of the ageing experience including health and wellness, research and innovation, making the right choices in aged care, and supporting older family and community members. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from visiting experts and our own Montefiore professionals in clinical and allied health care, as well as older people and their families sharing their experiences.

 

DECISION TIME: CHOOSING RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

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Board members Lisa Spira and Renée Symonds share their personal experiences as loved ones moved into Montefiore Residential Care this year. In conversation with Montefiore General Manager of Residential Care Thomas Kramer, they’ll discuss how they knew it was time for more care, family decision-making, and working together to ensure the best support.

 

UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA – A WAY FORWARD

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  • Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO, CHeBA UNSW Co-director and Montefiore Chair of Healthy Brain Ageing
  • Dr Jacki Wesson, Montefiore Dementia Consultant & Research Fellow
  • Eliza Baume, Montefiore Behaviour Support Lead

Dementia is a disease now affecting almost half a million Australians, as well as their carers and loved ones. This session will explore the latest medical, behavioural and lifestyle research and innovations, as well as sharing ideas for family, friends and carers on supporting older people to live well with dementia. Hear from Professor Brodaty and our Montefiore Dementia Support team, and take the opportunity to have your questions answered.

 

DANCING WITH MEMORIES – FAMILY SESSION

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“I am Lucy, and I dance with memories. Sometimes I remember, and sometimes I forget.
Join us for a reading of the captivating children’s book Dancing with Memories with author Sally Yule and illustrator Cheryl Orsini. This special presentation is designed for school groups, families and children aged 5-8 years to start a conversation and help them understand dementia in their own family and community, and answer some common questions.

The session will be shared with several communal primary schools from September 13, and other schools and community members are welcome to join at a time that suits them. You can now watch the video below.

Read Prof. Brodaty’s thoughts on the latest Alzheimer’s drug here.

Learn more about Dancing with Memories here.

Videos

Lisa Spira, Renée Symonds and Thomas Kramer share their personal experiences as loved ones moved into Montefiore Residential Care.
Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty AO, Dr Jacki Wesson and Eliza Baume explore the latest developments in research and share advice on how to help loved ones live well with dementia.
Join us for a reading of the captivating children's book Dancing with Memories with author Sally Yule and illustrator Cheryl Orsini. This special presentation is designed for school groups, families and children aged 5-8 years to start a conversation and help them understand dementia in their own family and community, and answer some common questions.