Australian dementia innovation showcased in London

The Enabling EDIE workshop

Innovative solutions by Dementia Australia will be on display from tomorrow, June 9, at the Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference 2022 in London.

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe AM said Dementia Australia’s world-leading technology products will be displayed alongside presentations on the organisation’s approach to providing specialist, dementia palliative care and effective, strategic government applications.

“The Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Conference is the longest-running international conference on dementia and attracts delegates from all corners of the world,” Ms McCabe said. 


“Dementia Australia’s contribution to improving the lives of people living with dementia has been accepted to be shared on a world stage at this conference which is testament to the incredible work of our staff.”

Dementia Australia will be showcasing three technology-focused products at the ADI Conference 2022 – the Ask Annie app, the virtual avatar program Talk with Ted and EDIE the Educational Dementia Immersive Experience.

In addition to technical presentations, Dementia Australia’s Nightingale Program will be presented. The Nightingale Program is a palliative model of care for people living with dementia provided by specialist nurses and focuses on promoting choice and wellbeing.

Editor: the aforementioned initiatives have been featured by Inside Ageing with the links offering readers to chance to learn more. Many of these innovative solutions designed to support those living with dementia have been recognised in the annual Future of Ageing Awards.

Ms McCabe will be attending the conference to share with the international delegates from Alzheimer’s and dementia organisations from around the world about Dementia Australia’s government relations strategy that led to the AU$229.4 (US$176) million in funding for quality dementia care announced in the 2021-22 federal budget.

“By sharing our government relations advocacy and strategies other international leaders in dementia may be inspired to enact similar strategies,” Ms McCabe said.

“The ADI Conference 2022 will also be an exciting opportunity to learn from others and to be informed by what more we can do to improve the lives of Australians impacted by dementia.”

The 35th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International 2022, New horizons in dementia: Building on hope, will be held at Kia Oval, London UK and virtually between 9 – 11 June 2022. Follow #ADI2022 on social media for updates – https://www.adiconference.org/

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