Free community education seminars

Throughout the year Dementia Canterbury runs a series of seminars. Click here for the Community Education Seminar programme for the remainder of the year. 

Below are seminars that have been recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the arrows.


Legal issues and Dementia  

Fleur McDonald, of Fleur McDonald Legal, specialises in elder law and talks about the Residential Care Subsidy, Enduring Power of Attorney, trusts and other legal issues in the context of dementia, and answers questions from the audience.


Dementia: Change and Loss  

Elizabeth Hamilton, social worker and counsellor, talks about the stress and grief associated with caring for a loved one with dementia.


Communication and Dementia - Part 1 

Katrina McGarr (Clinical Educator - Speech and Language Therapy at University of Canterbury) discusses challenges and approaches to communication and dementia.


What is Dementia? 

Hear Dr Brian Deavoll, Consultant Psychiatrist of Old Age with the CDHB, respond to some of the most commonly asked questions about dementia.


For Adult Relatives of People with Dementia 

Find out from Psychiatrist, Dr Matthew Croucher, about the impact of dementia within families such as changing roles and managing conflicts, as well as a word on genetic inheritance and dementia. A handout for the seminar is available here.    


Education for Community Groups:

Requests can be made to our Dementia Educators for talks on a variety of dementia related topics to groups who may have come into contact with people with dementia - for example service groups, churches, schools etc. 

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