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The ‘WE’ in Dementia Community Services Symposium
The ‘We’ in Dementia Community Services Symposium

The ‘We’ in Dementia symposium, hosted by the Dementia Partnership Project, brings together service providers to participate in a dynamic event of sharing ideas and opportunities to enhance the lives of people living with dementia.

We are thrilled to announce two of our keynote speakers – Dr Helena Popovic MBBS and Helen Sanderson, CEO Helen Sanderson Associates


Dr Helena Popovic MBBS Helena Popovic
Medical specialist and best-selling author

Dr Helena Popovic is a medical doctor, leading authority on how to improve brain function, international speaker and best-selling author. She graduated from the University of Sydney and her philosophy is that education is more powerful than medication. Helena is the author of two best-selling books: In Search of My Father – Dementia is no match for a daughter’s determination and NeuroSlimming – Let your brain change your body. Helena speaks from both a personal and professional perspective sharing her mother’s journey with lung cancer and her father’s adventure with dementia. For Dr Helena, promoting vibrant physical and mental health is not just her profession, it is her passion, her purpose and her personal way of life. She believes in slow ageing despite fast living.


Helen Sanderson, CEO Helen Sanderson Associates
UK leader in person-centred practiceHelen Sanderson

Helen Sanderson has led the development of person-centred thinking and planning in the UK for more than 20 years. She is the author of more than 20  books with two specifically related to dementia: Personalisation and People Living with Dementia and Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes. Helen leads the social enterprise, Helen Sanderson Associates, working internationally to embed person-centred practices in the heart of organisations and communities. She is also co-founder of charity ‘Community Circles’. Helen says she is committed to supporting individuals, teams and organisations putting people at the heart of the work they do every day. She lives in Heaton Moor, with her husband and three daughters.


Hosted by MC Deborah Kennedy, other speakers for 2018 include:

  • Nick Maisey, Director Befriend – Social change leader in growing inclusive, connected communities
  • Dr Bob Zeigler,  Alzheimer’s WA advocate and promoter for healthy ageing
  • Meredith Blake, Deputy Head of School UWA Law – researcher in supported decision making

Come along to be inspired on a range of topics that challenge a new way forward in best practice dementia care. Gain a better understanding of the significance of creating meaningful opportunities and moments of joy for a person living with dementia, their support networks and yourself.

Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm (Registration opens at 8.15am)
Venue: Bellevue Ballroom 2, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA 6000
Price: $160 inc. GST

Further information

If you would like to learn more about this event, please contact us on 1300 66 77 88 or email us.

The ‘We’ in Dementia – Community Services Symposium is made possible by the Dementia Partnership Project, a partnership between the WA Department of Health and Alzheimer’s WA.

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