Understanding changed behaviours

By Dementia Training Australia

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

This course is designed to help you better understand how to care for a person experiencing dementia-related changed behaviours. You will be able to make a positive difference to people living with dementia who are expressing changed behaviours through increased knowledge and understanding of: how changed behaviours are assessed, how they may be reduced, and how their impact on the person with dementia (or those around them) may be minimised. The entire course consists of 7 modules. You could also choose to take Modules 1-4 as a base level introduction to changed behaviours. Modules 1-4 cover planning, implementing and evaluating strategies using two case study examples. Modules 5-7 explore three specific changed behaviours and cultural considerations for caring with people living with dementia who are Indigenous Australians or have a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.




Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
3.5 hours

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, staff should be able to:
  • Explain the concept of changed behaviours in dementia and the models used to understand the potential underlying causes.
  • Outline the assessment processes, tools and interventions appropriate for some specific behaviour examples.
  • Critically analyse scenarios and select suitable evidenced-based interventions.
  • Recognise the value of assessment and ongoing evaluation in the care of people with changed behaviours.
  • Identify a variety of resources that can be readily accessed as reference materials to support your practice.