Watch this space: our popular workshops, webinars and guest lectures will return in 2018.
Please check back early in the new year for a complete listing.
“In 2018 we will continue to offer the Portrait, Mirror and Landscape workshop as well as a new full day workshop on the topic of pain in people with dementia. We will also be offering both online and face to face training for GPs and Primary Health Care Nurses.”
This information resource was developed to raise awareness of the importance of identifying and managing pain in people living with dementia, and is intended to provide access to publicly available information and training resources related to the identification, assessment and treatment of pain in people with dementia.
This resource overviews 10 principles of design, and their application to environments for people with dementia. These principles are presented as a starting point for conversation, and this resource considers a number of factors to take into account when applying them.
Pain is common among the elderly and this is also true for people with dementia. Everyone experiences pain differently and dementia impairs the ability to describe symptoms. This can result in under-treatment of pain and reduced quality of life.
Carers of people with dementia who wander and live in the community have reported that they experience anxiety and burden associated with the fear that the person with dementia could become lost or injured while walking independently.
It took 9 years from when John Quinn’s partner Glenys Petrie first became concerned about the subtle changes in John’s behaviour and personality, for him to be diagnosed with Dementia: Alzheimer’s of the Familial Type. John was still in his fifties.
Neither Depression nor Dementia are normal aspects of ageing. However, Depression and Dementia have some overlapping symptoms. Memory loss is the most common complaint when older adults experience depression. People with dementia are also at an increased risk of experiencing depression. It can be difficult to tease these diagnoses apart.
This presentation provides: An overview of a collaborative model of clinical care involving GPs and Nurse Practitioners in providing palliative care for people with dementia in a residential aged care facility setting, How clinical settings have been modified over time to achieve the desired outcomes in palliation for people with dementia and their families, Outcomes of six years of working with this model in residential aged care
Elizabeth Beattie introduces Dementia Training Australia’s new Responsive Behaviours Consultancy – a staff training program to help residential aged care organisations address and reduce dementia related responsive behaviours.
A new short, online and free course aimed at assisting workers across the health and aged care sectors become culturally competent in relation to working with Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) people with dementia, that kicked off in October, has been welcomed with open arms and positive feedback.
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