Communication strategies (Acute)

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Foundational
  • 45 minutes
  • Online Module
Access on dta.com.au

In this module we explore the neurobiological changes and the difficulties with language and communication many people with dementia develop as the disease progresses. You will learn how to improve your communication with patients with dementia and simple strategies to implement. This is module 4 in the 9-part module series: The View from Here: Skills in Dementia Care for Acute Settings

Domains:
Communication and Connection

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
45 minutes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Understand the impact of dementia on communication.
  • Identify and implement communication strategies which can be used to facilitate communication.
  • Reflect on your communication style and rehearse modifications to verbal communication which may enhance understanding for the person with dementia.