Advancing practice in the care of people with dementia

By Dementia Training Australia

Access on dta.com.au

The content provides an introduction to the key components and issues in the care of people with dementia, as well as pointers to further in-depth information and useful resources. The content is suitable for health professionals from all disciplines and for undergraduate health care students. The handbooks form a self-directed education program – at the pace of the learner with no time limits for completion. The recommendation is to progress through the handbooks in order. Topics Covered: Handbook 1 – Overview of dementia Handbook 2 – Risk factors Handbook 3 – Diagnosing dementia Handbook 4 – Promoting wellbeing Handbook 5 – Treatment and intervention options Handbook 6 – Social and lifestyle Handbook 7 – Behaviours and psychological symptoms Handbook 8 – Therapeutic communication Handbook 9 – The role of the carer

Domains:
Dementia Diagnosis and Support

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Resource Type:
Handbook

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
  • Distinguish between the aetiology of common types of dementia: AD, Vascular, Lewy body.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnoses.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of treatment and intervention options.
  • Describe the impact of a diagnosis of dementia on the person and their family/carers.
  • Discuss the social and lifestyle issues which may arise for the person with dementia, their family/carers.