Activities for the inpatient setting

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Foundational
  • 45 minutes
  • Online Module
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We begin this module by unpacking what we mean by activity and the purpose of activity in the hospital setting. You will learn how to assess what is meaningful to the individual person with dementia and how engagement in such activities can reduce responsive behaviours and improve mood. The module includes 20 examples of activities suitable for the hospital environment and how to identify activities appropriate to the person's abilities, preferences and personality. This is module 7 in the 9-part module series: The View from Here: Skills in Dementia Care for Acute Settings

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health



Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
45 minutes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Identify methods to select suitable activities to meaningfully engage a person with dementia while in hospital.
  • Outline how the Need-driven Dementia-compromised Behaviour model (NDB) can be used to derive effective activity prescription.
  • Recognise that recreational and social activity is an efficient strategy to reduce some responsive behaviours and enhance mood.
  • Identify appropriate activity resources for the hospital setting.