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Lovell Foundation to present at the International Dementia Conference Grand Designs

The Lovell Foundation has been invited to provide its insights into living with Younger Onset Dementia as part of the HammondCare International Dementia Conference in Sydney on 16 and 17 June 2016.

The presentation entitled ‘Taking Steps, but How to Get Over the Walls,’ will be an entirely consumer-led session.

Bernie O’ Brien, our Treasurer, will launch the new Lovell Foundation Website that has been designed as a specific place for sharing information and experiences among people with Younger Onset Dementia, carers and supporters.

We will also be exploring the needs of people living with Younger Onset Dementia.

A highlight of the session will be an interactive discussion between Sandra Mast as a carer for the late Trevor Mast (inspiration and fundraiser for The ‘Trevor Mast Research Scholarship’) and Russell Field a person with dementia.

Sandra will ask Russell for some insights into his life, and, in turn Russell will ask Sandra what are the issues for a person living with a person who has been diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia. The session will also include audience interaction.

In addition the session will showcase a warts and all approach to the significant challenge of attracting funding for quality appropriate services. This important initiative is a reflection of the acknowledgement of participation and leadership by people living with dementia.