About this Course
In this course, we explore sleep from the perspective of the person with dementia, and the experience of living in residential aged care at night. We also look at the health and wellbeing of persons who support people with dementia at night, especially those that work night shift.
By completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Look at sleep from the perspective of the person with dementia, and the experience of living in residential aged care at night
- Apply the principles of a salutogenic person-centred approach to night-time care
- Identify and prioritise 'self-care' strategies to promote wellbeing for those who support people with dementia at night
- Adopt strategies that support preferences of people with dementia in sleep and wake routines at night
In this course, you will complete the following modules:
Continuing Professional Education
Completion of this course provides 3 hours of continuing professional education. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of this course which includes an online knowledge quiz.
This online dementia course was developed for DTA by the team led by the University of Wollongong. Specific credits: Belinda Goodenough, Michael Moriarty, Liz Armitage, and Lesley Knapp.
The DTA course development team gratefully acknowledge contributions of the following content experts Deborah Muldoon (Life Care Bedtime to Breakfast Program), Michael Young (UNSW Psychology), Jan Golembiewski (Psychological Design), and Colm Cunningham (featured in video materials developed by the Aged Care Channel).
Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund
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