December 2016

Small Acts of Love: A National Symposium on Dementia & Love About the Symposium

About the Symposium

Celebrate Ageing is proud to present this National Symposium in partnership with the Australian Association of Gerontology and supported by Alzheimer's Australia Vic. The Symposium will be held on 13th - 15th February 2017 Small Acts of Love will explore the importance of love in the lives of people with dementia.

The focus on love draws on the National Framework for Action on Dementia and the Guide to Creating a Dementia-Friendly Community developed by Alzheimer’s Australia. These documents outline the importance of ensuring that people with dementia are valued and respected and have the right to dignity, choice and quality of life. The Symposium responds to these documents by presenting strategies for service providers and community members to enact them.

The Symposium presents love as a common ground we all share and demonstrates the ways in which focusing on love can help ensure people with dementia are valued and respected. 

Symposium delegates will be guided through an understanding of the significance of love and how small acts of love can transform the lives of people with dementia. 

Target Audience

The Symposium has been developed for service providers. It will equip service providers with a range of practical approaches to addressing dementia and love that can be used in their workplace or community. 

Registration includes:

  • Book launch and exhibition: Monday 13th February 5.00 – 6.30pm, Ballarat Library
  • Full day Symposium: Tuesday 14th 9.00 – 5.00pm, Mechanics Institute
  • Valentine’s Day Picnic
  • Full day Symposium: Wednesday 15th 9.00 am – 5.00pm.
  • Dementia and Love Tool Kit.

Details: 13 – 15th February 2017, Ballarat Victoria

Registration: register by 30/12/16 to receive the early bird discount ($170) through the Symposium or through Eventbrite.