You will gain knowledge in: the possible adverse outcomes related to hospital admission for people with dementia/cognitive impairment, identifying potential barriers to quality dementia support in hospitals, practical strategies to overcome some of these barriers.
Course type: Online learning
You will gain knowledge in: pain prevalence in residential care, common causes of pain and how pain is communicated, how to identify and manage pain for people living with dementia in residential care.
You will gain knowledge in: nutrition and hydration and the impact on a person living with dementia, accreditation standards and best practice recommendations applicable to the health, community and aged care sectors, reflecting and improving on your current work practices.
You will gain knowledge in: the challenges of diagnosing younger onset dementia, primary and secondary causes of younger onset dementia, providing person centred support and enablement for a person living with younger onset dementia.
You will gain knowledge in: the benefits of nature and the outdoors for people living with dementia, creating inviting and safe areas for outdoor engagement, measuring and sustaining outdoor activities.
You will gain knowledge in: the impact of behaviours on people within the support relationship and how to report risks associated with behaviours, using a systematic approach to problem solving behaviours, strategies for people involved in the support relationship.
You will gain knowledge in: the principles of person-centred practice, the VALUEs framework for providing person-centred support, the importance of building relationships between the person with dementia, families, carers and organisations.
You will gain knowledge in: the impact of dementia on the person’s ability to communicate, supporting person-centred communication through support relationships, individualised strategies for communication.
You will gain knowledge in: early signs and features of common types of dementia, diagnosis and treatment, effective communication, support strategies and services.