Dementia and disability

Dementia and disability

This full day program provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of dementia and dementia care. Participants are provided with an environment to examine attitudes to changed behaviours in people with a disability and dementia.

This course is available in:
SA
Course duration:
6 hours
Suitable for:
Disability sector and disability care staff

Course description

Course Summary

This full day program provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of dementia and dementia care. Foundational knowledge will be provided in recognizing the signs of dementia and to establish the link with disability and ageing. Participants are provided with an environment to examine attitudes to changed behaviours in people with a disability and dementia. Information is provided to better understand the person and strategies to meet their changing needs with progressive cognitive impairment.

Attendees will:
recognise the signs and symptoms of dementia
identify the correlation between brain function and dementia
identify the connection between dementia & intellectual disability
utilise strategies for increased meaningful engagement
understand how dementia affects communication
identify how these changes present and learn appropriate skills to improve interaction
look at the principles of person-centred care in effective dementia practice
examine attitudes around changed behaviours in people with disability and dementia
apply strategies to respond to changed behaviours to improve the quality of life for people living with both disability and dementia

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