DAI Webinars

In DAI’s “A Meeting of the Minds” Webinars, we feature people who have unique perspectives on dementia and who challenge the status quo. 

Everyone is welcome to attend. It is FREE for DAI members and unemployed care partners.

However, we do have to charge a minimal fee of $US45 for anyone who is employed or self employed. Most will be able to claim the cost of the tickets as a tax deduction. We also now have a monthly corporate rate.

Full time Students are charged $US15 – please send proof of your student ID to info@infodai.org. Certificates of Attendance are available for these group of attendees.

Monthly webinars focus on a variety of topics, and provide an opportunity for people with dementia to connect with the wider community of those living with the disease.  To participate, you need only an Internet connection, while a webcam and microphone will ensure a fuller experience.

Please note: Eventbrite has changed its format, and we have had many who have needed support working out how to register. Please download this Using the NEW Eventbrite Ticketing for instructions.

DAI’s Dec 2016 “A Meeting of The Minds” 

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Please note: This event is set in a number of time zones, and has been set up using New York City US – but it is one event for everyone, Wednesday, December 14 in the USA/UK/EU and Thursday, December 15 in AU/NZ.

Register here…

About Lee-Fay’s session: Most of us have things we like and dislike about family celebrations and holidays. Spending time with family, new experiences and a break from routine, and an indulgent lifestyle can be both pleasurable and difficult. There is no research on celebrations and holidays for people with dementia, so this session draws on general research on holidays with reflection on how this may apply to living with dementia. Holidays are associated with increased all-cause mortality. The reasons for this are unclear and may include increased alcohol consumption, increased travel and physical recreation during holiday periods, and increased stress. Emergency hospital visits during holidays are associated with increased risk of death, possibly because of lower levels of or less expert staff. Women have reported that holidays do not always give them more ‘free’ time but may require an intensification of necessary activities. However holidays have also been described as times of social bonding and reaffirmation of social-identity. There will be an opportunity for participants to think about strategies that they may use to manage the difficult aspects of upcoming celebrations and maximize positive effects.

About Lee-Fay: Lee-Fay Low (BSc Psych (Hons), PhD), is Associate Professor in Ageing and Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. She is a registered psychologist with a PhD in psychiatric epidemiology. A/Prof Low’s main areas of expertise are in home and residential care for older people, wellbeing in people with dementia, dementia risk factors for dementia, dementia literacy, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She is particularly interested in developing and evaluating interventions to improve the quality of life of older people. She has methodological skills in population studies, systematic reviews, clustered randomised trials, instrument development and evaluation, and translation of research into practice. She has attracted over 4 million dollars in research funding, authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles, six book chapters as well as two books on dementia. She thinks that research is fun, and sometimes even admits to liking statistics.

Wednesday December 14, 2016, USA/CA/EU/UK

Start Time (USA/CA/UK/EU):

  • 12.00 p.m. Pacific Time (San Francisco);
  • 1.00 p.m. Mountain Time (Denver);
  • 2.00 pm Central Time (Chicago)
  • 3.00 p.m. Eastern Time (Washington DC, New York);
  • 12.00 p.m. Vancouver, Canada;
  • 10.00 a.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 8.00 p.m. in the UK;
  • 9.00 p.m. in Amsterdam, Paris and Budapest

Thursday December 15, 2016 AU/NZ/JPN

Start time (Australia/NZ/Japan/Indonesia)

  • 6.30 a.m. in Adelaide;
  • 6.00 a.m. in Brisbane;
  • 7.00 a.m. Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne;
  • 4.00 a.m. in Perth;
  • 9.00 a.m. in Auckland, New Zealand;
  • 5.00 a.m. in Tokyo, Japan

The WEBINAR will run for approximately 1 hour

To check the time in your city, if not listed above, please open the link here: 

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=DAI+December+2016+Webinar%3A+%22Dementia%2C+celebrations+and+holidays%22+&iso=20161215T07&p1=240&ah=1&am=30

You will receive an email confirmation that contains login details and instructions on how to join the online Webinar. 

COST TO ATTEND BOTH EVENTS: 

Attending our events supports everyone connected to dementia, whether the person diagnosed, our care partners, or the professionals and research community who work to support us and improve our lives.

  • DAI MEMBER: FREE
  • UNEMPLOYED CARER: FREE
  • EMPLOYED/SELF EMPLOYED PERSON: $US45 Most will be able to claim the cost of the tickets as a tax deduction.
  • UNEMPLOYED STUDENTS: $US15 (please send proof of your student ID to info@infodai.org )
  • **NEW** CORPORATE RATE allowing organisations to register up to 10 staff per event: $300 per Webinar

DAI has to rely on an HONOUR registration system.

If you are employed or SELF employed, please do not register as an unemployed family supporter (carer) or a member of DAI

The modest fee for this service supports your education, and also supports our work, which importantly, directly enables people with dementia to live with a higher quality of life.

If you need a certificate of attendance, please email us at info@infodai.org

Your donations are always appreciated and do make a difference:

  • $US 5.00 covers the average cost of one of our monthly bank fees
  • $US 60.00 covers the average of the cost of our monthly Zoom subscription fee
  • $US 120.00 covers the average monthly cost of the MailChimp subscription
  • $US 300.00 covers the current cost of 3 months of website management fees

Option: Our nonprofit partner, PayPal charges us a transaction fee to cover fees and other processing costs, to securely process your donation. Please consider adding an additional small amount to your donation so 100% of your donation amount goes to Dementia Alliance International.

ys appreciated and do make a difference:

  • $US 5.00 covers the average cost of one of our monthly bank fees
  • $US 60.00 covers the average of the cost of our monthly Zoom subscription fee
  • $US 120.00 covers the average monthly cost of the MailChimp subscription
  • $US 300.00 covers the current cost of 3 months of website management fees

Option: Our nonprofit partner, PayPal charges us a transaction fee to cover fees and other processing costs, to securely process your donation. Please consider adding an additional small amount to your donation so 100% of your donation amount goes to Dementia Alliance International.

Thank you.

Videos of Previous A Meeting of the Minds Webinars

Visit the DAI YouTube Channel or visit  here for recordings of previous webinars.

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