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Dementia is a condition health professionals will encounter in a range of care settings. This 3-part course is designed to provide you with an introduction to dementia, diagnosis, treatment and support strategies for both the person living with dementia and their carer.
Good communication skills are essential in providing support to people living with dementia and their carers. In this 3-part course you will explore communication for people living with dementia and learn how to influence people within the support relationship to promote positive communication.
Person-centred practice is an approach that has evolved over time to become an expectation for service delivery. This 5-part course explores the elements of person-centred practice and frameworks. You are encouraged to reflect on your current practice and provide strategies to improve and enhance your knowledge.
Many people living with dementia will experience behavioural changes associated with dementia. This 3-part course 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.
The term ‘younger onset dementia’ is used to describe any form of dementia in a person under 65 years of age. This 3-part course aims to increase your awareness of the unique and often complex issues involved when a young person is diagnosed with dementia.
This short course aims to raise your awareness of the prevalence of pain in residential aged care, helps you identify some of the common causes of pain and assists you in managing pain for people living with dementia.
People with dementia are major consumers of hospital services. This short course considers the journey through the hospital system for a person with dementia, taking into account some of the associated risks and possible barriers to quality support. It also prompts workplace reflection and
provides practical support strategies.
Poor nutrition is a major health problem for many older people. For people with dementia, maintaining good nutrition is an extra complexity. In this module we explore the importance of eating well, the impact of dementia and review the standards and recommendations relevant to your practice in the workplace.
Around one in five residents in Australian aged care homes are prescribed at least one antipsychotic medication. Evidence shows the risks are high and benefits are limited. This program will unpack why psychotropic use is impacting on the quality of life of people living with dementia and explore 5 steps for reducing psychotropic medication use.
This program explores the benefits of engaging in nature and the outdoors for people living with dementia. From early dementia diagnosis to late stages of the condition, everyone can enjoy what the outdoors has to offer.
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