DAI Webinars

In DAI’s “A Meeting of the Minds” monthly Webinar series, we feature people who have unique perspectives on dementia and who challenge the status quo; our speakers are always highly regarded international academics, clinicians, service providers or keynote speakers.

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 or working in the area of dementia, and vice versa.  To participate, you need only an Internet connection, while a webcam and microphone will ensure a fuller experience.

DAI’s October “A Meeting of The Minds” Webinar: “Peer Support groups and assistive technology: An Italian Perspective.”








  • October 26, 2017: 7:30 AM Sydney (AEST) Australia
  • October 25, 2017: 3:30 PM Chicago (CDT) USA

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This event is being hosted by Dementia Alliance International (DAI) and is available online as a Webinar. Although it it set in a number of time zones, it is only ONE event.

About the hosts:  Cristian Leorin is Co-Founder and President of Novilunio Onlus; Eloisa Stella is Co-Founder of of Novilunio Onlus. They are both passionate about empoweing and hearing the voices of people with dementia, and Eloisa has been a very active supporter for DAI, including providing many Italian translaions of our materials.

About the Webinar: In this webinar, Eloisa Stella and Cristian Leorin, co-founders of Novilunio, will provide an overview of how dementia is experienced and perceived in Italy and their efforts to promote a culture of positive change in their country. Founded in 2014, Novilunio is a non-profit organization that offers online and offline resources and activities inspired by a humanistic approach to living with dementia.

The speakers will introduce Novilunio’s new network of online peer support groups for care partners of people with different types of dementia. A network of online groups specifically dedicated to individuals living with dementia – the first of its kind in Italy – is also slated to be launched in 2018 inspired by the good practices of DAI’s peer support groups.

The second part of the webinar will be focused on Novilunio’s approach to assistive technologies, which combines “calm technology” principles with person-centered and human rights-based approaches to supporting people with acquired disabilities within the context of the next generation of connected devices. Such methodology is currently been studied within the EU-funded project REMIND, carried out by a Consortium of 12 European partners, including Novilunio, and 3 universities from Colombia, Argentina, and South Korea.

Dates and times to attend DAI’s October online webinar are follows:

Wednesday October 25, 2017 (USA/CA/UK/EU) 

Start times:  

  • 1.30 p.m. Pacific Time (San Francisco);
  • 2.30 p.m. Mountain Time (Denver);
  • 3.30 pm Central Time (Chicago)
  • 4.30 p.m. Eastern Time (Washington DC, New York);
  • 1.30 p.m. Vancouver, Canada;
  • 4.30 p.m. Toronto, Canada
  • 10.30 a.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 9.30 p.m. London, UK
  • 10.30 p.m. Rome, Paris (apologies to our members in the UK and Europe).

Thursday October 26, 2017 (Australia/NZ/Asia/Indonesia/Taiwan)

Start Times:

  • 7.30 a.m. in Adelaide;
  • 6.30 a.m. in Brisbane
  • 7.00 a.m. in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne;
  • 4.40 a.m. in Perth;
  • 9.30 a.m. in Auckland, New Zealand;
  • 5.30 a.m. in Tokyo, Japan
  • 4.30 a.m. Taipai, Taiwan
  • 3.30 a.m. Jakarta, Indonesia

The WEBINAR will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

Open the link for detailed times and how to calculate the time where you live, if not listed above/.


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.

If you need a certificate of attendance, please email us at [email protected]

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 event ticketer, Eventbrite, 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.

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Thank you.

You can view videos of previous DAI “A Meeting of the Minds” Webinars on the You can view videos of previous DAI “A Meeting of the Minds” Webinars on the DAI YouTube Channel

Please note: Whilst we usually publish the recording of the event on YouTube afterwards, it does not include the Q & A sessions, and occasionally, we do not publicly publish recordings of your online Webinars at all, so if you don’t register to attend, you may miss seeing our events.

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