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Dementia Care Research and Practice Track

Dementia research proposals/abstracts
Dementia practice proposals
Presentation types

Dementia research proposals/abstracts

All research-focused proposals should select the appropriate theme, topic and subtopic through the abstract submission site.

Note that on the submission site there are special instructions to submit a proposal for a Dementia Care Practice topic. You will be instructed to follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Begin a Submission for AAIC Individual Submission (poster and oral)"
  2. Select "Public Health and Psychosocial"
  3. Submit to "Dementia Care Practice"

Dementia practice proposals

AAIC welcomes and encourages attendance from researchers and practitioners in dementia care. Proposals concerning diverse dementia care practices are encouraged, from programs for people with dementia, such as the use of art, music and technology, to programs for care and support, such as culture change, staff training and case management. The themes, topics and subtopics for proposal submission(s) are listed below and are selected within the abstract submission site.


Public Health and Psychosocial


Dementia Care Practice


Innovative programs and practices
Model programs and services, as well as innovative practices, continue to raise the quality of care provided. As we look toward the future, the level of care must continue to improve and change to meet the needs of all people with dementia in all care settings.

Program evaluation and care interventions
Evaluation of programs and interventions show us what worked well in addition to lessons learned. They can also illustrate the impact of the program and provide parameters for replication. As care and support needs grow and change, evidenced-based programs and services will allow providers to meet those needs.

Leadership and staff development
As our society ages, the number of workers needed to provide care increases. Good dementia care requires excellent leaders and appropriately trained staff with a manageable workload. Yet low compensation and benefits coupled with high work demands make it increasingly difficult to provide quality care.

Policy and systems change
As we come to recognize the varying needs of those we serve, we must create strong policies that support quality care. Treating individuals holistically provides the best care overall and allows for individualized responses to people's changing needs.


Presentation types

Poster Presentation

An author may present up to two posters as long as they are scheduled on different dates.

Poster format:

  • Landscape format.
  • Meters: 2.34m (wide) x 1.12m (high).
  • Inches: 92in (wide) x 44in (high).
  • We advise printing your poster slightly smaller than the dimensions above to allow room for the poster number. No audiovisual equipment is available for poster presentations. Pushpins or tape will be provided.

Oral Session

  • 15 minutes per session.
  • Oral sessions will be grouped by the Scientific Program Committee and are comprised of six presentations per oral session.
  • The total length of one oral session is 1.5 hours.
  • A person may be the presenting author on one oral presentation.
  • Accepted oral sessions will be scheduled for presentation on Monday, July 20 or Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
  • Submitted oral session abstracts that are not selected may be considered for a poster presentation.

Access 2015 program content

Searchable program content, including session topics, speakers and abstracts, is now available.

A global forum to advance dementia science • Toronto, Canada • Conference: July 22–28, 2016