Information sessions roll out nationally

10 August 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. 

Why come? Because childhood dementia affects 1 in 2800 babies born in Australia. That’s more than better known conditions like cystic fibrosis. Sadly, approximately 75% of children have a life expectancy of under 18. They and their families face unique and complex challenges. Awareness and understanding is essential to transforming care, research and policy responses to childhood dementia.


We will continue to update this page as events are booked. NOTE: All times include an optional half-hour question and answer segment at the end. 

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9.00 to 11.00am

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Level 6/1 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000

Program Manager, Childhood Dementia Initiative, Gail Hilton, will be joined by Professor Claire Wakefield, Head of the Behavioural Sciences Unit, Sydney Children's Hospital and UNSW and Suzanne Nevin. They will share recent research findings around the experiences of families caring for a child with dementia. 

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Time 9.00 to 10.45 am

Thursday October 27 2022

Flinders University, Level 2, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide

A one-hour free information session + option to stay for a 30-minute question and answer segment. Presented by Program Manager, Childhood Dementia Initiative, Gail Hilton. We can notify you when you have details confirmed. 

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