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Assessments and interventions for wandering

This module focuses on wandering as a behavioural symptom of dementia. We explore assessment tools and interventions specific to this responsive behaviour.

Result Type: online course Published: 24 Jan 2022 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

The environment: sensory, physical, social

Modifying environmental factors can positively impact on the wellbeing and function of a person with dementia during an acute care stay.

Result Type: online course Published: 29 Oct 2019 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Dementia Discovery: Empathy Matters

What is it like to see the world through the eyes of person with dementia? Using video and animation, this DTA micro-course gives an introduction to the concepts of empathy and person-centred care.

Result Type: online course Published: 14 Apr 2020 Updated: 16 Jan 2024

Optimising sleep

Learn about some specific strategies that nurses and carers can use to help older people in their care sleep better.

Result Type: online course Published: 13 Aug 2020 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Assessments and interventions for responsive behaviours

Understand wandering as a responsive behaviour. Learn about responsive behaviours, their causes, and gathering information that informs interventions to help a person living with dementia feel more comfortable and content.

Result Type: online course Published: 24 Jan 2022 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Activities for the inpatient setting

Engaging people with dementia in meaningful activity while in hospital is an important therapeutic care intervention that may reduce responsive behaviour as well as improve mood and wellbeing.

Result Type: online course Published: 29 Oct 2019 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Assessing sleep

Learn more about the risk factors for disturbed sleep and how to assess the timing and quality of an older person’s sleep.

Result Type: online course Published: 13 Aug 2020 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Approaches to pain assessment

This module provides an introduction to pain in the context of dementia and aims to help health professionals recognise the links between the experience of pain and the presence of responsive behaviour.

Result Type: online course Published: 29 Oct 2019 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Caring for LGBTI People with Dementia

Become culturally competent in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia.

Result Type: online course Published: 20 Nov 2019 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Understanding sleep

Improve your understanding about the importance of sleep, the brain and sleep and the problems that can arise with poor or disrupted sleep.

Result Type: online course Published: 13 Aug 2020 Updated: 16 Jan 2024

Information Gathering and Bedside Tests

Information gathered through carer or patient interview and simple bedside tests can significantly impact your ability to provide high quality care on a day-to-day basis, to your patients who have dementia.

Result Type: online course Published: 29 Oct 2019 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Dementia Discovery: Vascular Dementia

This brief module focuses on changes in the brain that may be related to vascular dementia.

Result Type: online course Published: 09 Apr 2020 Updated: 16 Jan 2024

Developing a withdrawal plan

Work through two case studies to develop an appropriate plan for withdrawing a benzodiazepine and/or other sedative medication for a person living with dementia.

Result Type: online course Published: 31 Mar 2021 Updated: 15 Jan 2024

Communication strategies (Acute)

Communication Strategies provides an overview of the communication changes usually experienced by people with dementia in the acute care setting and explains some simple strategies to help you communicate effectively with these patients.

Result Type: online course Published: 29 Oct 2019 Updated: 15 Jan 2024