Learn how to look, listen and investigate pain in people living with dementia who are unable to verbalise their discomfort or pain.
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This module focuses on wandering as a behavioural symptom of dementia. We explore assessment tools and interventions specific to this responsive behaviour.
Modifying environmental factors can positively impact on the wellbeing and function of a person with dementia during an acute care stay.
Understand the care experience from the viewpoint of the person living with dementia.
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.
Learn about some specific strategies that nurses and carers can use to help older people in their care sleep better.
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.
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.
Increase your understanding of pain assessment and management for people with dementia living in a residential environment.
This brief module focuses on changes in the brain that may be related to Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
Learn more about the risk factors for disturbed sleep and how to assess the timing and quality of an older person’s sleep.
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.
Become culturally competent in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/gender diverse and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia.
This brief module focuses on changes in the brain that may be related to frontotemporal dementia
Improve your understanding about the importance of sleep, the brain and sleep and the problems that can arise with poor or disrupted sleep.
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.
Develop the knowledge and practice skills needed to care for people with dementia in hospitals.
This brief module focuses on changes in the brain that may be related to vascular dementia.
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.
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.