The Learning List - May 2022

By Lara Hitchcock. Published on 13/6/2022

Lara Hitchcock, Registered Nurse with the Memory Assessment Clinic at Burwood Hospital, shares a selection of dementia and delirium education resources from the past month.

Interesting stuff to watch

AFTD 2022 - Education conference. 8 April 2022

Neurological foundation - Understanding sleep dynamics in cognitive decline. 12 April 2022

Health quality & safety commission NZ - Exploring the impact of aged residential care and older Māori. 26 April 2022

Dementia Australia - Making a difference in dementia care. Thursday 28 April 2022

Neurological foundation - Motor Neuron Disease; Who develops it, why, and what we are doing about it. 10 May 2022 

OPAN-  Everybody's Oma - a family’s dementia journey. 17 May 2022

ADI - Virtual launch of Alzheimer's Disease International's From Plan to Impact V. 26 May 2022

Online/webinar courses to recommend

Neurological Foundation

Jun 14, 2022. 1:30PM - 2:30PM NZST. Understanding dementia with Angela Caughey

July 5, 2022. 19:00 PM Improving the outcomes of stroke in New Zealand

August 9, 2022. 19:00 PM Parkinson's disease and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) with a touch of COVID-19


June 7th 2022. 1:30PM - 2:30PM  NZT  Who’s missing? Diversity and inclusion in aged care.

June 14th 2022. 1:30PM - 2:30PM  NZT Preventing sexual assault of people with dementia in residential aged care

‘Abuse of the Older Person: eLearning Program for Health and Aged Care Professionals’, 10 hours online (FREE)


23 June 2022. 8-9 am NZST Person-Centered Care for Behavioral Variant FTD: Managing Symptoms and Providing Supportive Care

Dementia training Australia – free online courses

Waka Kotahi (NZTA) is funding this free 2 hour CPD module in collaboration with cpd4nurses. "Medication Related Substance Impaired Driving“

Alzheimers NZ


Looking to the future – Covid-19 Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Cure and care Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Living with Covid-19 and dementia Wednesday 9 March, 2022


Dementia in Māori - optimising care

Goals of care in end-stage dementia


Alzheimer’s NZ Dementia friends 

Delirium and the COVID Patient RGCA002

University of Tasmania MOOC

Understanding dementia (5th July 2022) 

Understanding TBI (22nd August 2022),who%20have%20experienced%20a%20TBI

Preventing dementia (17th May and 11th October 2022)

Dementia Australia


Future conferences/ study days/ webinars

9 – 11 June 2022, 35th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, New horizons in dementia: Building on hope, in London and online.

12-16 June 2022, 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics IAGG 2022 CARE: Commitment + Actions + Research + Equity online.

6 - 8 July 2022, 51st Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology: ‘Better Futures for Older People - Towards Resilient and Inclusive Communities’

July 31 – Aug. 4, 2022,  Alzheimer’s Association International Conference San Diego, USA and Online


See Me, not just the dementia - Burwood Hospital Thursday 3rd November 2022

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22-23 May 2023, College of Gerontology Nursing Conference 2022 "Onwards and Upwards" Submit an abstract or register

Interesting stuff to read        

Alzheimer’s Disease International. (2022). From plan to impact V: WHO Global action plan: The time to act is now. London: Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Hikaka, J. & Kerse, N. (2021). Older Māori and aged residential care in Aotearoa | Ngā kaumātua me te mahi tauwhiro i Aotearoa. Health Quality & Safety Commission. Wellington. New Zealand.

Kim, Y. H., Kim, N. Y., & Ryu, S. (2022). Effects of non-pharmacological interventions for preventing delirium in general ward inpatients: A systematic review & meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. PloS one, 17(5), e0268024.

Neville, S., Napier, S., Shannon, K., & Adams, J. (2021). Beginning on an age‐friendly journey: Barriers to implementing age‐friendly initiatives. Australasian journal on ageing, 40(4), e287-e293.

Smart socks helping protect people with dementia - BBC News (

Interesting websites        

eCALD Cross Cultural resources

MOH End of Life Choice Act implementation resources

New Zealand Dementia Foundation –information, education, and knowledge on dementia and delirium.

South Island Alliance Health of older people resources

The Neurological Foundation Lecture Library.

Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) Medication: It’s your choice. It’s your right.

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