Maree McCabe

Chief Executive Officer
Alzheimer’s Australia

10:10 AM The Role of Senior Leaders in Aged Care

The aged care sector across the globe has transformed dramatically as people live longer lives but develop more chronic and complex conditions. Notwithstanding the impact of digitisation, aged care has become increasing consumer-centric as Stage 1 of the CDC reform in home care recently enacted. Now, it is not about us predicting what consumers want but rather it is about us asking consumers what they want.
Discussion points will include:
  • Recent CDC reform in home care – are we ready for what’s next?
  • The role of leadership in leading a culture for change
  • Re-branding and techniques for differentiation: how do you maintain your dominance in your sector
  • What does that digital economy contribute and how does this impact your sustainability?
  • Supporting and leveraging new technologies in aged care, including data analytics and cloud systems


2:20 PM CASE STUDY: Using Video Game Technology to Improve Delivery of Care and Shift Attitudes Towards People Living with Dementia

  • Alzheimer's Australia (AA) launched BrainyApp in 2012: 42,000 downloads in the fi rst 2 days and currently has 300,000 users globally
  • AA is exploring the use of video game technology to transform delivery of care and educate others to have more empathy towards dementia patients
  • Learn how experiential learning leads to attitude and behavioural change
  • Learn how a Dementia-friendly home App supports people to age in place
  • Learn how the Virtual Forest App is used in a residential care setting and stimulates engagement and interaction in people with dementia