Webinar: Preventing sexual assault of people with dementia in residential aged care

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) will host a webinar on how to prevent sexual assaults of older people with dementia in residential aged care.

It’s estimated that 50 sexual assaults occur in residential aged care each week. Most of these victims also have dementia.

What will the webinar cover?

This webinar will explore practical strategies for prevention and discuss how perceptions of dementia can increase a person’s vulnerability to sexual assault.

 An expert panel will discuss:

  • what makes people living with dementia vulnerable to sexual assault in aged care?
  • how can an understanding of vulnerability help us to prevent sexual assault?
  • what do people living with dementia want to see happen?

Who are the speakers?

The speakers include:

  • Theresa Flavin – advocate and activist for the rights and dignity of people living with dementia and their carers
  • Dr Catherin Barrett – Director, Celebrate Ageing, Coordinator #ReadyToListen project.
  • Kate Swaffer – Co founder and Human Rights Advisor, Dementia Alliance International
  • John Quinn – Dementia advocate
  • Glenys Petrie – Dementia advocate
  • Craig Gear – OAM, CEP, Older Persons Advocacy Network to launch the #ReadyToListen project and resources.

Event details

Preventing sexual assault of people with dementia in residential aged care

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Time: 11:30am-12:30pm AEDT

Registration: Register online through Eventbrite.

* A replay link of the recorded webinar will be sent to attendees a few days after the event.

More information

To learn more, or to watch previous webinars, visit the OPAN website.

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