With the outbreak of COVID-19, aged care workers tell us people living with dementia are feeling more anxious. Familiar routines have changed and news about the crisis is distressing.
Caring for people living with dementia can be a challenging role. New restrictions can increase the stress experienced by those you care for resulting in changed behaviour or their health declining.
As you try to keep people living with dementia safe and respond to their needs, the expectations on you might feel overwhelming.
We understand that right now, there is more pressure on aged care workers.
We know that at least 50% of people in residential aged care are living with some form of dementia. The true number is estimated to be much higher when including those living with undiagnosed dementia.
You are probably caring for people who may feel confused, scared, and could have limited capacity to convey these concerns.
More than ever, you need the best information and resources to support the wellbeing of people living with dementia or cognitive decline.
The Centre for Dementia Learning has been delivering industry-leading education for more than 35 years. Our Dementia Practice Improvement series helps you bring improved practices into your workplace.
Right now, we’re offering two courses free of charge to anyone who signs up to our email list. We want to show our appreciation for your work and help you better support people living with dementia.
Learn more about dementia and how to support people living with dementia. Then, gain new skills to help problem-solve and respond to the issues confronting people living with dementia including changed behaviours.
Sign up to our email list before 30 June 2020 using the form below to complete the free courses.
Receive an email with your login instructions to access your free courses.
Our training is quick and easy to work through. You’ll receive access to two modules:
• What is dementia?
• A problem-solving approach to behaviours.
Each module can be completed in just one hour. They include short videos and easy-to-read information. As you work through the modules, practical questions will help you apply new ideas to your workplace.
As you complete each module, you can print your own practice improvement plan shaped by your responses.