Changed Behaviours Consultancy

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Enhanced Practice
  • 17 hours
  • Virtual Classroom
Access on dta.com.au

The Changed Behaviour (CB) Consultancy aims to assist leaders in the dementia care workforce to understand and apply evidence-based frameworks and tools to build their capacity to respond more effectively to changed behaviour in people living with dementia.  The 9-week program includes an introduction and eight learning modules. Each week, participants complete the relevant self-directed learning module, then come together for a 1-hour online (virtual classroom) discussion session with the DTA Changed Behaviour Consultant. The program also included sessions with clinical experts in some of the more common changed behaviour. Participants will also be guided to conduct a Readiness Assessment Audit of your health care service to assess its alignment with person-centred care and to identify gaps. They will then develop an Action Plan which will help address these gaps and embed the learnings from the program.

Domains:
Behaviour

Location:
nationally

Cost:
partly-subsidised

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduce the concept of changed behaviour and psychological symptoms.
  • Explore evidence-based models, approaches and tools that help staff identify triggers to changed behaviour and implement strategies that address those triggers and improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia.
  • Explore specific behaviour, looking at assessment processes, strategies and evaluations that clinicians can use to reduce the behaviour and their effects.
  • Apply the various models and evidence-based interventions to case-study scenarios.
  • Incorporate input from experts, video clips and case study discussion sessions.
  • Offer specific advice to workplace leaders on how to support staff caring for people living with dementia who express changed behaviour.
  • Gain important knowledge and skills to influence practice change.