The global impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented, particularly on vulnerable groups such as people living with dementia.
Adapting to COVID-19 restrictions can be difficult for a person living with dementia, particularly if it impacts on their usual routine and their ability to connect with others.
Some people living with dementia may feel isolated, disconnected, and increasingly stressed.
With the lack of family or friend visitors, the role of aged care staff is even more significant in supporting meaningful engagement for people living with dementia.
It is important that aged care professionals learn strategies and skills to support people living with dementia throughout the pandemic and beyond in order to maintain their own job satisfaction and the quality of life of people they care for.
These sessions can be delivered simultaneously to participants in different locations addressing the challenge of delivering education while maintaining social distancing, isolation or even quarantine.
With a person-centred approach being a focus of all courses, the Centre for Dementia Learning is a trusted, reliable provider of education and support for the aged care workforce.