Online Learning

Our interactive online learning courses provide you with contemporary, evidence based dementia learning. Each course encourages you to reflect on your practice and identify areas for individual or organisational improvement. You can access our range of free courses or purchase individual courses of interest that can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.
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Registration is Free

If you already have an account, sign in or register for free to access our complimentary courses and resources.
To access all our online courses and more, sign-up for the Professional Development Subscription. For only $60 per year, you get full access to the digital learning hub and all our online courses.
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What is dementia?
Free Course
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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.

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Approximately 1 hour to complete

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Suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia and their carers

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Communicating in a person-centred way
Cost: $15
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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.

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Approximately 1 hour to complete

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Suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia and their carers

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How person-centred is your practice?
Cost: $15
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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.

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Approximately 1 hour to complete

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Suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia and their carers

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A problem solving approach to behaviours
Cost: $15
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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.

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Approximately 1 hour to complete

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Suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia and their carers

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Understanding younger onset dementia
Free Course
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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.

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Approximately 90 minutes to complete

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Suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia and their carers

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Dementia and pain in residential care
Cost: $10
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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.

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Approximately 20 minutes to complete

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Suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia and their carers

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Quality dementia support in hospitals
Cost: $10
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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.

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Approximately 40 minutes to complete

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Suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia and their carers

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Nutrition and dementia: food for thought
Cost: $10
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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.

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Approximately 20 minutes to complete

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Suitable for staff providing support to people living with dementia and their carers

Call 1300 DEMENTIA (1300 336 368) or email cdl@dementia.org.au to find out more about our Online learning courses.

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