Experiencing dementia

Experiencing dementia

This workshop aims to provide a deeper insight into the confusion and disorientation that affects people living with dementia. Through simulation, you will enter the world of a person with dementia, and reflect on your experience and response to it. The workshop seeks to alter your personal experience as a means of fostering positive attitudes and to promote more sensitive care practices when you interact with people who live with dementia.

This course is available in:
ACT, NSW
Course duration:
3 hours
Suitable for:
all staff providing support for people living with dementia in various care settings

Course description

Course Summary

This workshop aims to provide a deeper insight into the confusion and disorientation that affects people living with dementia. Through simulation, you will enter the world of a person with dementia, and reflect on your experience and response to it. The workshop seeks to alter your personal experience as a means of fostering positive attitudes and to promote more sensitive care practices when you interact with people who live with dementia.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this session you will learn about:
have a basic understanding and further your knowledge of dementia
identify the key problems and abilities experienced by people living with dementia
experience what it might be like to have confusion and dementia
identify your feelings as a result of this experience
discuss your own personal feelings and behaviours that resulted from the simulation exercise and link these to clients in your care
discuss strategies to improve the care of people with dementia

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To register your interest or to enquire about the next available session call 02 6255 0722 or email Karen.Cmiel@dementia.org.au
To register your interest or enquire about this workshop please call 02 8875 4682 or email nsw.education@dementia.org.au
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