It is our great pleasure to be hosting the Alzheimer’s Australia National Dementia Conference be the change in Melbourne Victoria, Australia, in October 2017.

This highly respected biennial event brings together a diverse range of voices and expertise with an interest in dementia. From people living with dementia to carers to service providers, we all have an important part to play in shaping the path ahead, at a time of unprecedented change. This presents us with significant opportunities to transform services and our community to be more responsive to the needs of people living with dementia.

Our program includes a diverse range of highly regarded local and international speakers who will touch, move and inspire you to be the change in your area of endeavour. The program will include highly interactive workshops and other sessions that will provide unique opportunities for you to share your experiences with others as well as develop practical skills and insights. Guest speakers will reflect the diversity of the sector and presentations will challenge delegates to be the change that is needed both in Australia and globally to better support people whose lives are impacted by dementia. The program will not just inform but inspire delegates, with leaders in the sector presenting on their own path to leadership, innovation and change.

The number of people living with dementia worldwide will almost double every 20 years, reaching 131.5 million in 2050. We are acutely aware of the need to act now to better prepare our communities for this impending challenge.

On behalf of the organising committee of the Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference, I hope you will join with us in Melbourne in October 2017 for what promises to be an important and inspiring event and one that will shape care for people living with dementia into the future.

Maree McCabe

National CEO Alzheimer’s Australia

Leanne Wenig

Acting CEO Alzheimer's Australia Vic

Key Dates
  • Registration now open
  • Call for abstracts closed28 April 2017
  • Authors notified of shortlisting4 August 2017
  • Earlybird and presenter registration deadline31 August 2017
  • Dementia2017 Conference17-20 October

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, onlinesupport@alzheimers.org.au or visit the www.helpwithdementia.org.au.