The RED Conference demonstrates Omnicare Alliance's commitment to supporting a better quality of life for people living with dementia, those involved with their care, and the wider community.
A Regional Experience in Practical Dementia Care was conceived of by team members from our organisation. Their aim was to share knowledge, provide support and develop networks for service providers, primary carers, support workers and people living with this condition.
The inaugural one-day conference was staged in October 2017, at Port Macquarie's Glasshouse venue. It brought internationally respected speakers from around Australia (including Omnicare innovators) and the United States.
They shared their expertise and knowledge of the adaptation of Montessori methods in dementia care, and innovative programs to support people living with the condition.
With a focus on the experiences of communities in regional Australia, The RED Conference attracted attendees from across northern NSW.
Through a series of presentations and workshops, participants gained further understanding of dementia, the evolution of care services, and how to go about applying Montessori methods for individuals living with the condition.
Omnicare will host its second RED Conference at Port Macquarie in 2019. This will be a two-day event, running on March 28 and 29.