Meeting health and hygiene needs in dementia care

Meeting health and hygiene needs in dementia care

People living with dementia experience a gradual decline in their ability to undertake activities of daily life. This interactive workshop looks at factors that contribute to this decline and challenges your perceptions of ‘essential’ hygiene practices. You will be provided with practical tips, along with the opportunity to explore strategies that will support your clients’ health and hygiene needs.

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

Course description

Course Summary

People living with dementia experience a gradual decline in their ability to undertake activities of daily life. This interactive workshop looks at factors that contribute to this decline and challenges your perceptions of ‘essential’ hygiene practices. You will be provided with practical tips, along with the opportunity to explore strategies that will support your clients’ health and hygiene needs.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Care staff will learn to:
understand the reasons for the decline in ability associated with dementia
recognise the feelings associated with the loss of control over daily living skills
undertake a task analysis

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