Are you living with dementia, or do you know of, care for, or work with someone living with dementia?
This free public webinar is for health professionals, consumers, caregivers and people living with dementia to find out more about HOMESIDE – an international study that is supporting people across Australia with dementia and their family members or caregivers to use music or reading in ways that help reduce isolation, increase wellbeing and foster connections between loved ones, with the ultimate aim of enhancing quality of life.
Chaired by Professor Nicola Lautenschlager, deputy head of The University of Melbourne’s School of Medicine and old-age psychiatrist, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a range of panellists about:
• The aim and design of the HOMESIDE study
• Neurobiological effects of music and reading activities for people living with dementia
• Who is eligible to participate and how to register
• Interactive presentations with our music and reading interventionists working with families in the HOMESIDE study
• Behind the scenes: past participants share their stories and experiences of participating in HOMESIDE
• Live Q&A session with the panel
• Professor Felicity Baker, chief investigator of HOMESIDE and registered music therapist
• Kate McMahon, registered music therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Dubgh and Eileen Taylor, past study participants and current members of the HOMESIDE Participant and Public Involvement (PPI) committee