Introduction to the Hierarchic Dementia Scale-Revised (HDS-R) and the Possibility Oriented Approach to Care Planning

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11 Aug 2017

The workshop is aimed at health professionals who care for people living with dementia, and contains a very brief introduction about dementia before centring on the HDS-R, what it is, how to use it and how to turn the outcomes into a meaningful care plan for someone with dementia.

It is highly interactive and the participants will leave with copies of the PowerPoint and the Possibility Oriented Approach manual, plus some other resources.


This workshop is co-hosted with Western Australian Occupational Therapy Association.

It is a catered event (welcome coffee/tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) and will involve payment of a registration fee. Early bird discounts apply.

Jackie Reynolds

Jackie Reynolds is an OT with over 16 years clinical experience. She has previously spent 5 years working for a major Victorian hospital, however much of her experience has been in aged care, with 11 years in the field.

As well as earning a Cert IV in Dementia practice: Jackie earned her Cert IV in Training and Assessment, and has provided workshops throughout the state for Baptistcare, on risk enablement and the Montessori approach.

She also previously worked at Bendigo TAFE, delivering the Cert III Therapy Assistant course. Having worked for Baptistcare for the past four years, she is currently self-employed working as a consultant.

Learning Outcomes

Workshop objectives are:
  • Understand the underpinning theory of the HDS-R
  • Demonstrate ability to assess people with dementia using the HDS-R
  • Combine the results of HDS-R assessments with a Possibility Oriented Approach to provide person-centered interventions.

Professional Value

CPD will be awarded by WAOTA

*This is a co-hosted event which involves a registration fee - early bird discount closes July 11 2017

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112 Melville Parade, Como, Western Australia, Australia

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