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Introduction to the HDS-R and the Possibility Oriented Approach to care planning (7Dec21 Bentley, WA)

December 7, 2021
Bentley (WA)


Introduction to the HDS-R and the Possibility Oriented Approach to care planning

The Hierarchic Dementia Scale - Revised (HDS-R) is a reliable, validated assessment tool that assesses 20 different cognitive dimensions to determine remaining abilities of a person with cognitive impairment. Combined with the Possibility Oriented Approach to care planning, it provides a unique person-centred approach to supporting the person living with dementia.

This interactive workshop commences with a brief introduction to dementia and then focuses on the HDS-R, what it is, how to use it, and in combination with the Possibility Oriented Approach, how to create a meaningful care plan for someone living with dementia.

* Cost-free. This event is funded by the Australian Government.

  • Understand the underpinning theory of the HDS-R
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct an assessment of a person with dementia using the HDS-R
  • Combine the results of HDS-R assessments with a Possibility Oriented Approach to provide person-centred interventions

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Jackie Reynolds

Occupational Therapist

Jackie Reynolds is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years clinical experience, working mainly within acute and residential aged care settings. Jackie has delivered training on behalf of Baptistcare, Amana Living and North Metro TAFE, as well as having developed and delivered workshops for Alzheimer's WA. Jackie holds a Cert 1V in Dementia Practice, a Cert 1V in Training & Assessment and a Diploma of Dementia Care from the University of Tasmania. Jackie currently works in private practice for clients through the NDIS.

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