Navigating the Challenges of Managing Persons with Diabetes who have Cognitive Impairment & the importance of connection

The focus of this webinar is Navigating the challenges of managing persons with diabetes who have cognitive impairment and the importance of social connections. 

The impact of cognitive impairment in sustaining self-care in persons with diabetes mellitus is under-recognised and under-appreciated. As a result, patients do not receive optimal care. With an ageing society and multimorbidity increasing, it is crucial for clinicians to understand the nature and impact of cognitive impairment on a patient in order to successfully manage their chronic health conditions.

This webinar addresses the challenges in navigating the management of persons with diabetes mellitus and dementia and the importance of connection with the patient, community services and the hospital.

The webinar will work through a case study with a fast paced panel discussion to demonstrate application of theory into clinical practice. Hosted in collaboration with Monash University and with thanks to Dementia Training  Australia for initial support in establishing the program.


  • Prof Joseph Ibrahim, Geriatrician, Academic and Researcher in Aged Care
  • Dr Chelsea Baird, Practising Geriatrician
  • Dr Kerrie Shiell, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Ms Sally Eastwood, Occupational Therapist
  • Sue Clifford, Registered Nurse and Care Coordinator.

More details can be found here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar will provide a great opportunity to hear and liaise with others working or interested in this area with a view towards building community and ongoing collaboration.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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