UOW’s Aged Dementia Health Education & Research (ADHERe) team travelled to Taipei, Taiwan for the 11th annual International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia Pacific Congress (IAGG) from 21 – 27 of October.

The team, consisting of 9 members, delivered a range of presentations at the Congress, including one international symposium with the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan and Taipei Medical University, four oral papers and three poster. HDR candidate Alera Bowden was awarded an Outstanding Oral Presentation Award for her oral presentation titled ‘In My Shoes.’

The team also met with the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan​ to present the Gerontological Nursing Competencies with a view to adopting these for community nurses across Taiwan, along with delivering an all-day ‘Advanced Dementia and Driving’ train the trainer workshop to clinicians who attended workshops in 2017, 2018 or 2019.

In 2016, the University of Wollongong (UOW), Taipei Medical University (TMU), Asia University (AU) and the Taiwanese Alzheimer’s Disease Association (TADA) established a transdisciplinary collaboration: Taiwanese Australian Innovation within Ageing Network (TAIwAN). The purpose of this collaboration is to illustrate how interdisciplinary collaborators from Taiwan and Australia are working together to share policy and practice changes and improve the lives of older people.​

For more information on Aged Dementia Research visit ADHERe.