Be the Change will provide a unique opportunity, in this time of unprecedented change, to transform the way we think about dementia. The conference will inspire delegates to explore more innovative and creative ways to improve the quality of life and support of people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia.

Delegates will leave inspired and empowered to Be the Change for all people living with dementia, their families and carers.

An adult son and his father by a lake
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Speakers Alan Duffy and Christine Bryden
A host of leading national and international Keynote Speakers will attend the conference. We are delighted that dementia advocate Christine Bryden, right, will perform the official opening.
The foyer of the Melbourne Convention Centre
Don’t miss your opportunity to align your organisation with the national peak body for dementia and its
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Degraves St, a Melbourne laneway famous for its cafes and bars
Visit the world's most liveable city and see why Melbourne has retained that reputation for six years in a row. It’s also the gateway to Victoria's world-class wineries, natural springs, and spectacular coastline.
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Digital Posters

Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
Photography © Dragan Radocaj

Key Dates
Dr Piers Dawes from the University of Manchester will give the Libby Harricks Memorial Oration. This year's oration will explore the relationship between hearing impairment and cognition, including the implications for hearing loss as a biomarker for cognitive well-being and as a causal contributor to cognitive decline and poor quality of life in older age.

Contact Us

If you are living with dementia or caring for someone living with dementia; would like to talk to someone about this conference or have other questions - please call the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500, or visit the