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Dr Allen Power (USA), international dementia expert and author, presents community workshops in Manjimup and York for Alzheimer’s WA

Date: 5 October 2017

International dementia expert and author, Dr Allen Power, is presenting free community workshops, Living Well with Dementia, in Manjimup and York, Western Australia next week.
Dr Power’s talks explore the latest thinking on living well with dementia, how we can support the wellbeing of people with dementia and the importance of social connection and meaning in our lives.

With 7 out of 10 Australians touched by dementia, the need to increase understanding of how the community can support those living with dementia and their families has never been more relevant.

Dr Allen Power is a physician, associate professor of medicine, Eden Alternative mentor, author and advocate for seniors and an accomplished and enthusiastic culture change leader.
His ground breaking books; “Dementia Beyond Drugs” and “Dementia Beyond Disease” have played an important role in changing the understanding of the lived experience of dementia.

Dr Power’s free workshops are on:

  •  Monday, 9 October, 10.00am to 12.00pm at Moonya Residential Home, 59 Ipsen Street. Manjimup; and
  •  Wednesday, 11 October, 10.00am to 12.00pm at Balladong Lodge, 20 Redmile Rd, York.

Bookings can be made via alzheimerswa.org.au or by phone 1300 66 77 88.

Bookings are essential as places are limited

Dr Power’s visit is supported by WA Country Health Service as part of the Dementia Friendly Community project.

About Dementia Friendly Communities

A Dementia Friendly Community is a place where people with dementia are supported to continue living with meaning, purpose and value. Manjimup and York are pilot sites for Australia’s first ever Dementia Friendly Community towns in their entirety. This collaboration involves a whole-town approach of working with people living with dementia, the community, businesses and service providers in the area. For more information please visit alzheimerswa.org.au/who-we-are/dementia-friendly-communities/

About Dr Allen Power

Dr Allen Power is a board certified internist and geriatrician, and newly named Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation at the Schlegel—U. Waterloo Research Institute for Aging in Ontario, Canada.

Dr Power is internationally recognised for his thought leadership on rethinking dementia and the lived experience and is a long term collaborator with Alzheimer’s WA.
He is also

  • clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, New York;
  • a Fellow of the American College of Physicians / American Society for Internal Medicine;
  • an international educator on transformational models of care for older adults, particularly those living with changing cognitive abilities; and
  •  author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs” and “Dementia Beyond Disease”

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Media contacts: Moira McKechnie, (08) 6271 1022 / 0433 567 224 / moira.mckechnie@alzheimerswa.org.au

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