The Dementia Podcast

Talking Topaz: An international knowledge exchange

September 23, 2021 Professor Colm Cunningham
The Dementia Podcast
Talking Topaz: An international knowledge exchange
Show Notes

Join Colm in a unique ‘live’ episode to celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day and  Dementia Action Week.  

This episode allows us to join part of the discussion on the 'Stronger Together'   webinar that launched HammondCare and it’s Dementia Centre ‘s  partnership with Topaz , a leading Dutch aged care provider.  

This conversation centres around the importance of international partnership and knowledge exchange to raise awareness and increase learnings in the field of dementia care and research.  
Colm gets out of the host seat and joins the panel, as we join our host Marie Alford, Head of Dementia Services at the Dementia Centre. Marie is joined by Topaz CEO Lia de Jongh, Professor Wilco Achterberg, Leiden University Professor of Institutional Care and Elderly Care Medicine and Professor Susan Kurrle, University of Sydney Curran Chair of Health in Older People.  

Don’t forget to click on the full webinar link in the show notes to hear,  as the Dutch General Counsel to Australia, Frank van Beuningen and Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Matthew Neuhaus help launch this new initiative.  

 The research paper 'Clustered domestic residential aged care in Australia: fewer hospitalisations and better quality of life' is an example of the work that HammondCare’s Dementia Centre will be sharing with Topaz in their knowledge exhange partnership.  

 Here are some examples of the work that Professor Wilco Achterberg has completed and Topaz will share with HammondCare’s Dementia Centre in return.