Dementia Articles

Salutogenics and residential care for people with dementia

In this article, Jan Golembiewski, a practising architect and neuroscience PhD, reframes the essentials of good design and care delivery for people with dementia.

Sexuality And People In Residential Aged Care Facilities: A Guide For Partners And Families

This guide begins with the acknowledgment that sexuality can still be important to people living in an aged facility even though they may be “old and in need of care; disabled; have health problems; or have dementia”.

The Consumer Companion Guide – Diagnosis, Treatment And Care For People With Dementia

This is believed to be the first comprehensive guide of its kind and is designed to complement the Clinical Practice Guidelines And Principles Of Care For People With Dementia launched in Australia in March 2016 for health and aged care professionals.

Improving Dementia Education And Awareness (IDEA)

A website resource from The University of Nottingham. Suitable for care workers, health professionals and family carers, it links to a range of audiovisual and text material, and includes free online courses, the Dementia Day-to-Day blog where authors talk about their experience of dementia, resources and a selection of dementia news from around the world.

Monday To Friday

Composer and PhD student at the University of Sydney, Cyrus Meurant (pictured), has collaborated with Brisbane-based aged care provider Beaumont Care to compose 20 classical music tracks specifically for people with dementia, for different times of the day to stimulate, soothe, relax and enhance mood.

The Virtual Forest

After almost three years of development and testing, The Virtual Forest™, a screen-projected game for people living with dementia, is now available for purchase and use in aged care homes, hospitals and health care centres.

Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign

The Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign website has resources, strategies and tools to help health care services develop a strategic approach for improving care to patients with cognitive impairment.

CAUSEd

The CAUSEd problem-solving tool assists carers to understand and respond when people with dementia are communicating their unmet needs through their behaviour.

Prescription For Life: Supporting Those LIVING With Younger Onset Dementia

An interactive talking book designed to assist health workers to use a well-being approach to provide meaningful care for younger people living with dementia.

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At any time, you can visit your DTA Profile to access your active courses, view your pending course enrolments, view your completed courses and download a Certificate. You can also manage your personal details and change your password.

COURSES

All of DTA’s online courses are FREE.Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services fund.

At any time, you can visit your DTA Profile (website top right) to access:

  • Your current courses
  • View your pending course enrolments
  • View your completed courses
  • Download a course Certificate of Completion
    (please allow 5 business days from the day you completed the course for it to become available)

To enrol in a course, you must first sign up for a DTA account.

  1. Click the Sign Up button in the top right of the screen
  2. Enter your details in the form
  3. Create a Username, and Submit your details
  4. Your new DTA password will be emailed to the email address you entered during sign up. Please check your junk/spam folder if you don’t receive the password as soon as you submit your details.

Once you’re logged into your DTA Profile, you can enrol into a course.

  1. On the DTA website, browse to Courses > Online Dementia Courses
  2. Click the grey Register button for the course of your choosing
  3. Complete the requested fields e.g. Which of the following reasons best describe why you engaged with this DTA training option?
  4. Click the Request a Booking for this Course button
  5. You will receive an automated confirmation email and your pending course enrolment will show in your DTA Profile under My Courses > Pending Enrolments.
  6. On the course start date, your registration will be approved and an email sent to you containing a link to get started. At this time, you can also access/begin your course by visiting your DTA Profile > My Courses > Current Courses > Click green Go to Course button

If you don’t receive an email after registering for a course, please know that you can always access your courses and pending enrolments in your DTA Profile.

How to access a course in your DTA Profile

  1. Log in to your DTA Profile (button website top right)
  2. Click My Courses
  3. You will see a list of your current courses, completed courses and pending course enrolments.
  4. To begin a course, visit the Current Courses tab > click the green ‘Go to Course’ button

Note: Pending enrolments are approved the morning of the course start date. Once this approval process occurs, you will receive an email containing information on how to get started. At this time, you can also access/begin your course by visiting your DTA Profile > My Courses > Current Courses > Click green Go to Course button

All course enrolments remain Pending until the morning of the course start date. At this time, pending course enrolments are approved, and an email is sent to learners containing information on how they can get started.

At this time, you can also access/commence your course by visiting your DTA Profile > My Courses > Current Courses > Click green Go to Course button

Please allow 5 business days from the day you completed your course, for your Certificate to become available.

Certificates are generated on a weekly basis, and can be accessed in your DTA Profile > My Courses > Completed Courses tab.

Course enrolments are approved on the morning of the course start date.

Once this process has occurred, you will receive an email containing information on how to get started.

At this time, you can also access/begin your course by visiting your DTA Profile > My Courses > Current Courses > Click green Go to Course button.

We do not allow early access into courses.

Not at this time.

Each participant must individually register for a course, in order to receive a Certificate.

You are welcome to take DTA courses if you live outside of Australia, however if learner quota is near full then preference will be given to Australian enrolments.

Please contact us using the help button (website bottom left) including details of the course enrolment you would like to cancel.

A course can be completed at your leisure and across many intervals.

Please hit save before you exit, so you can resume at the place you left off. Courses must be completed in full by the course closing date.

USING THE WEBSITE

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  2. Enter your details in the form
  3. Create a Username, and Submit your details
  4. Your new DTA password will be emailed to the email address you entered during sign up.
    Please check your junk/spam folder if you don’t receive the password straight after you have submitted your details.

It’s possible that the username you would like to use is already taken by another current registered learner.

Please try registering with an alternative username.

Please check your email junk/spam folder.

If the email still does not appear, please contact us using the help button (website bottom left) so we can investigate.

For security reasons, we cannot see a user’s password.

Please click here to reset your password.

Passwords can be managed in your DTA Profile.

  1. Click the Log in button (top right) and sign into your DTA Profile
  2. In the sub menu > selectChange Password

If you’re having trouble logging into your DTA Profile, and are sure your username and password are correct, please try the following:

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    Note: Don’t use a cached version of the page from your ‘history’ or favourites
  3. Click the Log in button in top right corner of the website.
  4. Type your username and your password all the way to the end, or cut & paste from the email exactly, with no spaces. Don’t let your device autocomplete those fields.

If you still have issues after completing the steps above, please contact us using the help button (website bottom left) so we can investigate.

Our security lock period automatically ends after 20 minutes.

Please try again after this time.

If you still have password issues after completing the steps above, please contact us using the help button (website bottom left) so we can investigate.

Please refer to our FAQs page, or submit a help request us using the Help Button (located at the bottom left of every page) including details of the assistance required.