MEDIA RELEASE

DTA Media Release

Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is offering a new online course to help dementia care workers and organisations provide inclusive care and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia.

Enrolments are now open for the four-module course which explores:

  • the range of sexual diversity within the Australian population
  • the lived experiences of LGBTI people
  • key considerations for care of older LGBTI people with dementia
  • how organisations can become more LGBTI inclusive.

DTA e-learning courses are short, mobile friendly, and designed to support learning away from the desk. September courses had completion rates of up to 97%.

Other DTA online courses on offer in October are:

  • The View from Here, a program to encourage health professionals to understand the acute care experience from the viewpoint of a person living with dementia.
  • Management of Antipsychotic Medications in Residential Aged Care Facilities, a practical guide for implementing current evidence on the use of antipsychotic medication to reduce responsive behaviours in people.
  • Community Care and Dementia: Understanding the Condition and Community Care and Dementia: Responsive Behaviours, two courses aimed at promoting knowledge and understanding of dementia among the community and home care workforce.

DTA courses are cost free to the learner as DTA is funded under the Federal Government’s Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund. For more information, visit dta.com.au.

Media contact

Liz Armitage
armitage@uow.edu.au
0408 441 145

DTA courses run year round, and are cost free to the learner.