Environments – Introduction

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Introductory
  • 1 month
  • Virtual Classroom
Access on dta.com.au

A series of virtual classrooms to accompany the "Creating supportive environments for people living with dementia" online course. An Environments Educator will work closely with an Action Group from your site, explaining how a physical environment can increase or decrease the disability created by healthy ageing, dementia or other causes of frailty. Your team will be supported to analyse the impact of a room on social activity, orientation and perception and suggest potential improvements to address them.

Domains:
Enabling Environments

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
2 hours (+4 hours for online course on separate certificate)

Learning Outcomes

Staff will be able to demonstrate that they can:
  • Provide a basic explanation of what dementia is and how it affects a person’s daily life and function.
  • Explain how buildings affect our perception and behaviour.
By completing this virtual classroom, staff will be able to identify an enabling environment through understanding the importance of:
  • Environments supporting perception, orientation, and the management of stimuli.
  • Access to and movement around the outdoors.
  • Providing smaller size groups, such as household models.
  • Maintaining connections to the community.