The following modules make the Dementia Practice Improvement Series. They can be completed individually, or together to complete the whole series.
What is Dementia?
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
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?
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
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 Sally.Milford@alzheimers.org.au for more information