CHCAGE005 Dementia Essentials – Provide support to people living with dementia
Develop a comprehensive knowledge of dementia incorporating therapeutic communication techniques, person centred care and how to develop practical strategies to respond to behaviours that require intervention.
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
18 hours over 3 days
People working in aged care, community care or disability providing support for people living with dementia
About this course
Dementia Essentials is a Commonwealth funded initiative delivered by Dementia Australia as part of Dementia Training Australia offering fully funded education to workers who provide support to people living with dementia. In this accredited course, you will learn how to incorporate therapeutic communication techniques; apply a person-centred approach; and develop useful strategies to respond to changed behaviours.
By successfully completing this nationally recognised unit, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of dementia and receive a formal Statement of Attainment.
On completion of this accredited course you will develop an understanding of:
• the nature of dementia
• the impact of dementia
• effective communication strategies
• purposeful and meaningful engagement
• the environment of care and a person-centred approach to support
• understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
• the application to care practices and reporting requirements
There are currently no scheduled sessions in Tasmania
For general enquiries about courses in TAS please call Kathy Mason on 03 6279 1109 or email Kathy.Mason@dementia.org.au
For general enquiries about Dementia Essentials or other courses in WA please call Centre for Dementia Learning on 1800 100 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org