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Wicking academics share expertise at national gerontology conference

Two academics from the University of Tasmania's Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre have presented at the Australian Association of Gerontology annual conference in Adelaide.

Associate Professor Jane Tolman, a renowned geriatrician, and Ngaire Hobbins, a specialist geriatric dietitian and lecturer in the Bachelor of Dementia Care, both from Wicking, spoke at the popular "Eat To Live, Live to Eat" Colloquium at the conference. 

They shared the podium with much loved chef and now champion of quality food in aged care, Maggie Beer.

It was a highly enjoyable, successful and thought-provoking session where the three were able to highlight the excellent work being done at the Wicking , discuss issues facing people living with dementia and emphasise the vital importance of appropriate and enjoyable food to the health and well being of all older people.

For further information, please contact: Jane.Tolman@utas.edu.au or Ngaire.Hobbins@utas.edu.au

To find our more about Wicking, please visit: http://www.utas.edu.au/wicking     

Image: From left, Julie Bonnici (Meals on Wheels SA, sponsors of the colloquium), Ngaire Hobbins (deititian and lecturer in dementia at Wicking) Maggie Beer (chef and aged care advocate) and Associate Professor Jane Tolman (geriatrician at Wicking).

Published on: 05 Dec 2014 11:48am