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DTA Media Release

A case study on Dementia Training Australia’s work with Scalabrini Village is profiled in the program Every Three Seconds, launched at the Alzheimer’s Disease International conference in Chicago on Saturday.

Every Three Seconds is a collaboration between ADI and ITN Productions, highlighting the fact that someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds. The program explores new approaches in dementia diagnosis, prevention and management.

DTA’s work with Scalabrini on a Tailored Training Package (TTP) is explored in a video case study in the program. Watch now.

Introducing the case study, ITN’s Duncan Golestani said: “Raising awareness of new approaches to dementia care and training can greatly improve the way this is delivered, helping those with dementia live more fulfilling lives.

“Dementia Training Australia works with organisations using a ‘salutogenic’ approach, focusing on improving wellbeing, health and opportunities for those living with dementia.”

The case study explores the built environment at Scalabrini Village, based on DTA environmental design principles, which creates familiarity for residents living with dementia, and allows them independence and freedom to make choices. Staff at Scalabrini Village are accessing DTA support and training through a TTP, designed to translate staff knowledge into practice.

DTA, funded by the Federal Government to provide dementia education and training, is currently engaged with 258 sites across Australia on TTPs.

TTPs start with the understanding that staff need the right skills, knowledge and attitudes, and a built environment that supports them to provide high-quality care. They are designed to bring about sustainable improvements in these areas to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia and the staff who care for them.

For more information on TTPs visit the DTA website.

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