This course explores how dementia impacts the physiology of the brain and its effects on an individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living.
After completing this course participants will:
- Be aware of different types and causes of dementia
- Explore the impact dementia has on the individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living
- Identify how to communicate effectively with people with dementia
- Discover how to support and assist people with dementia participate in everyday activities in meaningful ways
Primary Learner Setting
- Community care
- Also relevant and suitable for residential care
Target Learner Occupations
- Community based aged care workers
- Also relevant or of interest to Community Care Case Managers, people living with dementia, family carers
Continuing Professional Education Statement
Completion of this course provides 2 hours of professional education – a certificate of completion will be issued after satisfactory course completion which will include passing an online knowledge quiz.
Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.
This eLearning course was developed by the team at University of Wollongong, specific credits: Belinda Goodenough, contribution by Colm Cunningham
Video footage featured in this DTA course was developed by:
- Dementia Australia (formerly names Alzheimer’s Australia, and a member of the DTA consortium)
- Aged Care Channel, with content expert Professor Colm Cunningham disclaimer
Topic Areasdementia-assessment, dementia-diagnosis, dementia-essentials, responsive-behaviours,
Target Audiencein-home-or-community-based-care, residential-aged-care, university-vet-or-research-institute,
Target Occupationassistant-in-nursing, endorsed-enrolled-nurse, enrolled-nurse, nurse-specialist, practice-nurse, registered-nurse, student-nurse, person-with-dementia-family-carer,
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Registrations will close the day before the course starts