The view from here: Skills in aged and community dementia care

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Foundational
  • 2 hours
  • Online Course
Access on dta.com.au

Understand the care experience from the viewpoint of the person living with dementia.

Domains:
Behaviour

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
2 hours

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, staff should be able to:
  • Describe the basic functions of different parts of the brain.
  • Identify how dementia-related damage to the brain may impact on the person and their responses.
  • Describe person-centred care (PCC).
  • Recognise that applying the principles of PCC can improve the quality of care for people with dementia.
  • Recognise a number of models and frameworks that can provide structure to assessing and planning person-centred care for people with dementia.
  • Apply simple strategies that support a person-centred approach.
  • Outline the impact of dementia on communication.
  • Identify and implement communication strategies that support communicating well.
  • Reflect on your communication style and rehearse changes you can make to enhance understanding for the person with dementia.