Communication strategies

By Dementia Training Australia

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

We begin by looking at the communication difficulties usually experienced by people living with dementia and explore how communication changes as dementia progresses. We explain some simple strategies to help you communicate effectively with the people in your care and consider both what to do and what not to do. This is module 3 in the 3-part module series: The view from here: Skills in aged and community dementia care

Domains:
Communication and Connection

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
40 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 changes you can make to enhance understanding for the person with dementia.