• Dementia Practice Improvement Series

    The following modules make the Dementia Practice Improvement Series. They can be completed individually, or together to complete the whole series.

    What is Dementia?

    Cost: FREE

    Part 1 - Introduction
    Part 2 - Diagnosis and Treatment
    Part 3 - Support

    Dementia is a condition health professionals will encounter in a range of care settings. This module is designed to provide you with an introduction to dementia, diagnosis and treatment and support strategies for both the person with dementia and their carer.


    Communicating in a person-centred way

    Cost: $25

    Part 1 - Person centred communication
    Part 2 - Supporting person-centred communication
    Part 3 - Ways to communicate

    Good Communication skills are essential in providing support to people living with dementia and their carer. Within this module we will explore communication for people living with dementia and the influence of the people within the support relationship to promote positive communication.


    How person-centred is your practice?

    Cost: $25

    Part 1 - Valuing people
    Part 2 - Autonomy
    Part 3 - Life Experience
    Part 4 - Understanding Relationships
    Part 5 - Environment

    Person-centred practice is an approach that has evolved over time to become an expectation for service delivery. Although the term person-centred has become common language, do we truly provide person-centred support?

    This module explores the elements of person-centred practice through a person-centred practice framework. We will encourage you to reflect on your current practice and provide strategies to improve and enhance your practice.


    A problem solving approach to behaviours

    Cost: $25

    Part 1 - Defining Behaviours
    Part 2 - Problem Solving
    Part 3 - Supportive strategies to minimise behaviours

    Many people living with dementia will experience behaviours associated with dementia. These behaviours include aggression, agitation and delusions. They can be distressing and impact on the wellness of the person with dementia, as well as those caring for them. There are many reasons as to why these behaviours occur.

    This module is designed to provide you with an understanding of behaviours through a problem solving approach and explore effective strategies to help prevent or minimise the impact of behaviour.

    * We can offer a discount if you would like to purchase the series for 20 staff members or more. Contact our Online Learning Coordinator at (03) 9816 5715 or for more information

  • Understanding younger onset dementia

    Cost: FREE

    Part 1 - The causes and diversity of younger onset dementia
    Part 2 - The impact of younger onset dementia
    Part 3 - Person-centred support and enablement

    Although the risk of developing dementia increases with age and most people living with dementia are over the age of 65, younger people can also be diagnosed. The term “Younger Onset Dementia” is used to describe any form of dementia in a person under 65 years of age.

    This module aims to increase your awareness of the unique and often complex issues involved when a young person is diagnosed with dementia, the impact it has on their life and how they are their care partners are best supported. This module has been funded by NSW Family and Community Services.