Online module

Supporting meaningful activity in hospital

30 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Well-chosen, personalised activities can make an enormous difference to the wellbeing of people living with dementia, especially if they are in hospital. Learn about one hospital team’s efforts to offer better activities, and how staff were supported to do so.

Suitable for people working in:

Palliative Care , Acute Care

This module is part of the course:

AJDC Read and Quiz series

Supporting meaningful activity in hospital

Supporting meaningful activity in hospital

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Outline the benefits of meaningful and engaging activities for people living with dementia, particularly while they are in hospital
  • Give examples of the importance of knowing the person with dementia well, specifically in terms of activity selection and the approach taken to engagement
  • Discuss how education, additional resources and management support can facilitate new care practices.

Continuing Professional Education

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.


Thank you to:

  • Kerry Schelks (AJDC Managing Editor) for her role in preparing and publishing the original AJDC article
  • Susan Gee and Tracey Hawkes (AJDC article author) for their assistance in reviewing this module
  • DTA staff for reviewing the module

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