Dementia will touch almost every person at some stage of their life, and ministering to those with dementia and their carers is a task the church community must engage in. As followers of Christ, we are called to care for, pastor and share Jesus’ love with every person, in every circumstance of life in which God has placed them. This forum brings together world experts and leading practitioners, to explore and better understand the challenges of dementia from a firmly Christian perspective.
You are warmly invited to join us for this full day symposium featuring presentations by international speakers and a choice of forums for aged care practitioners, church workers and those living with dementia.
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Professor John Swinton
A Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care in the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, John is one of the world’s leading thinkers on the theology of disability. He is a published researcher, and has authored books on dementia, disability and Christian care.
Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay AM
Rev Liz MacKinlay was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to nurse education, the Anglican Church and the welfare of aged people. A researcher and writer, she has presented on care and ageing internationally, and in 2006 won the Australasian Journal on Ageing Book Award.
Ms Christine Bryden
Diagnosed with younger onset dementia in 1995, Christine, a biochemist and science publisher, is a passionate dementia advocate, author and international speaker. She has made a significant contribution to the overall effort to improve services and support for people with dementia and their caregivers.
Date: Monday 15 February, 2016 9.00am—5:00 pm.
Venue: The Epping Club, 45 Rawson Street, Epping Ph: 9421 5500 for information.