Information sessions roll out nationally

10 June 2022

Childhood Dementia Initiative is rolling out a series of free information sessions across Australia.

The sessions are ideal for health and social care workers, researchers, parents and policymakers who would like key statistics and a broad understanding of the causes, symptoms and impacts of childhood dementia. Information modules will be presented by Gail Hilton, Childhood Dementia Initiative's Head of Programs. The modules were developed thanks to funding from the Australian Government. 

The first session will be held on the Gold Coast. It will be a one-hour session and participants have the option to stay for a half-hour question and answer session. 

Gold Coast Session

9.30 to 11.00am Thursday 28 July 2022
Gold Coast Hospital

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Why come? Because childhood dementia affects 1 in 2800 babies born in Australia. That’s more than better known conditions like cystic fibrosis. And it takes around 90 lives per year – a similar number to children's cancer. Awareness and understanding is essential to transforming care, research and policy responses to childhood dementia.

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We’ll let you know as soon as dates and times are confirmed. We will continue to update this page with details for upcoming events.