CHCAGE005 Dementia Essentials – Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE005 Dementia Essentials – Provide support to people living with dementia

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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.

This course is available in:
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Course duration:
18 hours over 3 days
Suitable for:
People working in aged care, community care or disability providing support for people living with dementia

About this course

Course Summary

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

For general enquiries about courses in ACT please call Karen Cmiel on 02 6255 0722 or email Karen.Cmiel@dementia.org.au
For general enquiries about courses in NSW please call 02 8875 4682 or email nsw.education@dementia.org.au
For general enquiries about courses in NT, please call Klem Hedenig on 08 7979 0076 or email Klem.Hedenig@dementia.org.au
For general enquiries about courses in QLD please call 1800 636 679 or email qld.education@dementia.org.au
For general enquiries about courses in SA please call 08 8372 2100 or email sa.training@dementia.org.au
For general enquiries about courses in VIC please call Donna Mercier on 03 9816 5708 or email Donna.Mercier@dementia.org.au

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