Speeches

Speeches and presentations

2016

Future of the Aged Care Workforce
03 November 2016
Presented by: Graeme Samuel AC, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Senate Hearing
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World Alzheimer's Day
21 September 2016
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE
National Press Club
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ACSQHC Delirium CCS Launch - Consumer Presentation
15 July 2016
Presented by: Joan Jackman
ACSQHC Delirium CCS Launch
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2015

National President's address
3 March 2015
Presented by: Graeme Samuel AC, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Australia's Consumer Summit
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2014

National President's address
26 November 2014
Presented by: Graeme Samuel AC, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Australia Vic's Annual General Meeting
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Improving support for carers
18 November 2014
Glenn Rees AM, Chair Elect Alzheimer's Disease International
Carers Conference 2014
QT Hotel, Gold Coast
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Holistic approaches to health and welfare from Alzheimer's Australia
14 November 2014
Presented by: Carol Bennett
H20 Health Summit
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National President's address
10 November 2014
Presented by: Gareme Samuel AC, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Australia South Australia's Annual General Meeting
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Consumer empowerment and service delivery
8 November 2014
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, Chair Elect Alzheimer's Disease International
ADI Asia Pacific Regional Conference
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
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A better way to care: safety and quality of patients with cognitive impairment (dementia and delirium) in hospital
5 November 2014
Presented by: Graeme Samuel AC, National President Alzheimer's Australia 
St Vincent's Clinic Function Room
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Future Directions for Respite Care
24 October 2014
Presented by: Glenn Rees, AM, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Australia
National Respite Conference
Parramatta
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Advocating for the carer
8 October 2014
Presented by: Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE, National Ambassador Alzheimer's Australia
Austin Annual Memory Clinic Conference - 'The Dementias: A Carer's Perspective
Darebin Arts Centre, Melbourne
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Future Directions in Dementia Policy
4 October 2014
Presented by Glenn Rees, AM, Chair Elect Alzheimer’s Disease International
Taiwan
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Blue Cross Extravaganza
2 October 2014
Presented by: Graeme Samuel AC, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Melbourne Park Function Centre
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Address to Parliamentary Friends of Dementia
23 September, 2014
Presented by: Graeme Samuel AC, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Main Committee Room, Parliament House, Canberra
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Dementia-friendly communities and hospitals
3 September, 2014
Presented by: Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE
2014 Australian Garden Show
Curran Foundation - The Unexpected Garden
Centennial Park, Sydney
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NHMRC stakeholder workshop on the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative
20 June, 2014
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
National Health and Medical Research Council GHD Building
Canberra
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Productive ageing: living and working longer - prosperity not austerity
17 June, 2014
Presented by: Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE
The Senate Alcove
Parliament House, Canberra
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Tides of change
13 June, 2014
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
DBMAS Symposium
Rendezvous Hotel
Perth
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Inaugural Bring it to the Table fundraiser
6 June, 2014
Presented by: Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE
Moda Events Portside
Queensland
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Dementia-friendly communities - involving people with dementia
3 April, 2014
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Rachael Litherland workshop
Prince Henry Centre
Sydney
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Impact of Dementia and Population Ageing on the Health Care System
25 March, 2014
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
15th Annual Health Congress
Radisson Blu Plaza
Sydney
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Empowering consumers in residential aged care
21 March, 2014
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
DPG Leadership Conference
Shangri La Hotel
Sydney
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End-of-life Care for People with Dementia
12 February, 2014
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
House of Representatives Alcove
Parliament House, Canberra
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Australian of the Year Valedictory Speech
25 January, 2014
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Gandel Hall
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra
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The Australian Spirit: Thank You Australia
Australia Day Address
21 January, 2014
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
The Conservatorium
Sydney
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2013

Australian National Dementia Policy
13 December, 2013
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
16th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International
Hong Kong
China
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Setting the public agenda for Positive Ageing
November 21, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Per Capita Event
Maddocks Lawyers
Sydney
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CALD Ageing and Aged Care Reform
17 November, 2013
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
FECCA conference
Gold Coast Convention Centre
Queensland
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The future of Seniors in Australia
12 November, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Aged and Communities Services Australia (ACSA) Conference
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
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The Art of being positive - Alzheimer's Australia WA Public Lecture Series 2013
5 November, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
The University Club
University of Western Australia
Crawley
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Official Opening of Alzheimer's Australia Vic New Premises
23 October, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Parkville
Melbourne
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AMA (NSW) Charitable Foundation 2013 - Annual 
Black Tie Dinner
11 October, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
NSW Parliament House
Sydney
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Dementia Friendly Communities and Organisations in Australia
9 October, 2013
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
Anne Harding Conference Centre
University of Canberra
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National Health and Medical Research Council Research Translation Symposium - From Bench to Bourke 
2 October, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Doltone House
Pyrmont
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St Vincent's Curran Foundation 20th Spring Reception
26 September, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Trivett, Alexandria
Sydney
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Launch of Dementia Awareness Week 2013
16 September, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Parliament House
Sydney
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The link between Health and Welfare Australia's Welfare 2013 Report
5 September, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Seminar
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Theatre
Canberra
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The need for Palliative Care
5 September, 2013
Presented by: Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Palliative Care Australia Conference
National Convention Centre
Canberra
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Navigating the Complexities of Consumer Directed Care
29 August, 2013
Presented by: Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
Le Montage - Bayside Events Centre Sydney
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Dementia Research: Advocacy, Policy and Care - Research Australia
20 August, 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Amora Hotel Jamison
Sydney
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CDC: Can Consumers Win
15 August, 2013
Presented by Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
Hilton
Adelaide
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Aged Care Reform - Public Forum
13 August, 2013
Presented by Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
National Press Club
Canberra
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Improving dementia care through research - knowledge and translation in major policy change and care practice
2 August, 2013
Presented by Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia and
Dr. Ron Sinclair, Chairperson of the Consumer Dementia Research Network (CDRN)
Sofitel
Melbourne
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Engaging the Public on Prevention - Inaugural State of Preventive Health Report 2013
26 July, 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Parliament House
Canberra
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Leadership in Quality Dementia Care Forum
24 July 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne
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Australian of the Year Tour of Honour, WA
18 July 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Edith Cowan University
Joondalup, Western Australia
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Visit to the Neurology Department, Memory Unit
13 June 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
South Australia
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Love, Loss and Laughter: Seeing dementia differently
6 June 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Official Exhibition Launch
Federation Square - Yarra Building
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Managing Money: The Challenge of dementia and ageing
21 May 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO OBE, National President Alzheimer's Australia
Financial Counselling Australia National Conference
Four Points, Sheraton
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Presentation on consumer directed care and dementia
21 May 2013
Presented by Glenn Rees AM, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
Delivering consumer directed aged care conference
Crown Promenade Melbourne
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Opening Session: 15th Alzheimer's Australia National Conference
15 May 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
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Welcome Address: 15th Alzheimer's Australia National Conference
14 May 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
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The Australia I want to live in
24 April 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
National Press Club, Canberra
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Younger Onset Dementia Summit "A New Horizon?" 
20 March 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Younger Onset Dementia Summit, Melbourne Convention Centre
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Ita named Australian of the Year 2013
25 January 2013
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Australian of the Year Awards, Parliament House, Canberra
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2012

Dementia is a national health priority
5 November 2012
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Private Healthcare Australia
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Living Longer, Living Well: The role of medicines and Alzheimer’s in an ageing Australia
23 October 2012
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Medicines Australia Conference Dinner
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Reconstructing the public image of HIV 30 years on
14 October 2012
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
AIDS Council of South Australia, Annual General Meeting 
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Leading care for older Australians
21 August 2012
Presented by Glenn Rees, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
Catholic Health Australia National Conference 2012
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Towards a world without dementia
11 July 2012
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Address to the national press club of Australia Canberra
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Lessons from the Journey of Living with Dementia
26 June 2012
Presented by Glenn Rees, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
Launch of The Good, the Bad and the Brilliant at Resthaven Malvern, SA
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Caring for the future consumer conference: Opening address
06 June 2012
Presented by Ms Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
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Dementia in Australia: Focus on behavioural disturbances 
21 May 2012
Presented by Professor Henry Brodaty at Parliament House, Sydney
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Dementia: managing not to forget 
2 May 2012
Presented by Ms Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM) Annual Scientific Meeting, Hilton Hotel, Sydney
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Consumers and researchers: fighting dementia together. 
27 March 2012
Presented by Ms Ita Buttrose AO, OBE, President Alzheimer's Australia
Research and Standardisation in Alzheimer ’s disease Conference, Melbourne Brain Centre
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Alzheimer's organisations as agents of change
8 March 2012
Presented by Glenn Rees, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
Alzheimer's Disease International Conference, London
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Dementia and aged care reform: A consumer perspective
23 February 2012
Presented by Glenn Rees, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
3rd Annual Dementia Congress
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Dementia and National Policy: A Time for Revolution? 
18 January 2012
Presented by Glenn Rees, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
Developing a National Strategy for Dementia, Trinity College Dublin
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2011

How Australia can beat dementia
2 December 2011
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE
ALP Fringe Event - Dementia: the chronic disease of the 21st century
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What's business without change? Bring it on! 
19 November 2011
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE
AGPN National Forum, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Address to the Fight Dementia March Supporters
13 October 2011
Presented by Ita Buttrose AO, OBE
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Consumer directed care: advocacy, policy and research
11 August 2011
Presented by Glenn Rees, CEO Alzheimer's Australia
The Australian Association of Gerontology 
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A Dementia Free Future: Fantasy or Reality? 
13 July 2011
Presented by Baroness Susan Greenfield
National Press Club of Australia
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Antipsychotic Medication in People with Dementia
June 2011
Presented by Associate Professor Gerard Byrne at Parliamentary Friends of Dementia, Parliament House, Canberra
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Consumer directed care
May 2011
Presented by Glenn Rees, CEO, Alzheimer's Australia at the Aged Care Services Conference
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Dementia – the case for action
March 2011
Presented by Professor Sube Banerjee at the Department for Health and Ageing
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New Directions in Aged Care: Mirage or Reality? 
February 2011
Presented by Glenn Rees at the 2011 Dementia Congress in Melbourne.
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2010

Leadership for Consumer Centre Approaches: Objectives, Ethics, Communication, November 2010 
Presented by Glenn Rees at the 2010 Australian Leadership Conference 
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The social and economic impact of dementia on an ageing population, November 2010 
Presented by Glenn Rees at the 6th Annual Australia’s Ageing Population Summit
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Consumer Directed Care, October 2010 
Presented by Glenn Rees at the Aged Care Services Regional Forum 
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Healthcare Reform, February 2010 
Presented by Glenn Rees at National Dementia Congress Conference 2010. 
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2009

Presentation by Prof Lyketsos at National Press Club, Canberra, September 2009 
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Dementia: Facing the Epidemic, September 2009
Presented by Glenn Rees at ACSA Conference 16 September 2009. 
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Dementia: The Priorities - responding to the needs of Australians of all ages, June 2009 
Presented by Glenn Rees at the Australia's Ageing Populations Summit, 25 - 26 June 2009. 
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Making Choices, June 2009
Presented by Glenn Rees at the Contemporary Care Workshop in Brisbane, June 2009. 
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Assistive Technology for People with Dementia, May 2009 
Presented by Glenn Rees at the Alzheimer's Australia and Tunstall Health Care Launch. 
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Getting Dementia out of the closet, March 2009 
Presented by Glenn Rees at the Alzheimer's Disease International Conference in Singapore, 25 to 27 March 2009. 
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2008

Consumer Directed Care Panel - The Australian Scene, September 2008
Presented by Glenn Rees at the ACSA National Conference, 28 September to 1 October 2008.
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People with dementia should benefit from the Transition Care Program, September 2008
A speech given by Glenn Rees, Alzheimer's Australia's National Executive Director to the National Transition Care Forum in September 2008.
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Voices of People with Dementia, June 2008
A speech given by Glenn Rees, Alzheimer's Australia's National Executive Director to the Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) Conference in Taiwan, 15 June 2008.
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Presentation to the Aged Care Assessment Program Conference, June 2008
A presentation by Glenn Rees, Alzheimer's Australia's National Executive Director to the Aged Care Assesment Program National Conference in Sydney, 28 May 2008. 
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Reality and potential of consumer choice, May 2008
Glenn Rees gives this speech at the National Community Care Conference, 14-16 May 2008.
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All Roads Lead to the Consumer, Febraury 2008
Glenn Rees presents at the Dementia Care: The Way Forward Conference, Tasmania, 21-22 Febraury 2008.
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2007

How to maintain effective relations in a federated structure, November 2007
A speech given by Glenn Rees, Alzheimer's Australia's National Executive Director to the International Not for Profit Convention & Exhibition (INCE), 23 November 2007. 
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Quality dementia care and the person centred approach, September 2007
A speech given by Glenn Rees, National Executive Director, Alzheimer's Australia at the launch of Dementia Awareness Month in Queensland, 25 September 2007. 
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Consumer empowerment and advocacy, July 2007
A seminar conducted by Glenn Rees, National Executive Director, Alzheimer's Australia at Alzheimer's University - Milwaukee, USA, 12-14 July 2007. 
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The Future - Impossible Dreams, May 2007
Glenn Rees gives this speech at the Alzheimer's Australia National Conference, Perth, 31 May 2007. 
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How Industry Associations can influence Government and community opinions, May 2007
A speech by Glenn Rees, National Executive Director, Alzheimer's Australia. 
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2006

AIBL Study Launch, November 2006
Mr Graeme Samuel, AO, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), shares his personal experience of caring for his mother, who had Alzheimer's disease, and his support for the AIBL study. 
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Aged Care Policy Directions: The Big Picture, September 2006
Speech given by Santo Santoro at the launch of National Dementia Awareness Month, Marriott Hotel, Sydney, 8 September 2006. 
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The Australian Story - Making Dementia a National Health Priority, January 2006
Glenn Rees gives this speech in Copenhagen, 14 January 2006.
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2005 and earlier

Dementia Research Forum, August 2005
A Speech given by Glenn Rees, Alzheimer's Australia's National Executive Director, 25 August 2005.
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The Future, May 2005
Glenn Rees, National Executive Director, Alzheimer's Australia gave this closing speech at the National Conference, Sydney 2005. 
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Dementia - Facing the hard issues, June 2004
Glenn Rees gives this speech at the Hammond Conference, June 2004. 
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Official 2003 Conference Opening, June 2003
The opening speech for Alzheimer's Australia's 2003 Conference, June 2003, by Robert Yeoh, President of Alzheimer's Australia. 
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Launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Dementia, September 2003
Glenn Rees, National Executive Director, spoke at the launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Dementia on 15 September 2003.
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Launch of Dementia Awareness Week 2002, September 2002
Robert Yeoh, President of Alzheimer's Australia opens Dementia Awareness Week, 16 September 2002. 
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Focusing on the person with dementia provides new challenges for Alzheimer's Association Australia, June 2002
Glenn Rees, National Executive Director of Alzheimer's Australia, spoke at the Hammond Conference in June 2002.
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