Online module

Community Care and Dementia: Understanding the Condition

2 hours

2 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This module explores how dementia impacts the physiology of the brain and its effects on an individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living.

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care , Community Care , Mixed

This module is part of the course:

Community care

Community Care and Dementia: Understanding the Condition

Community Care and Dementia: Understanding the Condition

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • describe the key features of common types and causes of dementia
  • describe the impact dementia may have on a person's ability to perform activities of daily living
  • implement appropriate strategies for communicating effectively with people with dementia
  • implement strategies to support people with dementia participate in everyday activities that are consistent with a salutogenic approach to care.

Continuing Professional Education

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


Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.

This eLearning course was developed by the team at University of Wollongong, specific credits: Belinda Goodenough, contribution by Colm Cunningham

Video footage featured in this DTA course was developed by:

  • Dementia Australia (formerly names Alzheimer’s Australia, and a member of the DTA consortium)
  • Aged Care Channel, with content expert Professor Colm Cunningham disclaimer

Learning with DTA

Online courses

Online courses contain modules that have been grouped together based on their topic area. Each module within a course must be completed, and in the defined order.

Online modules

Modules can be completed individually, and in any order. You may choose to complete any module, based on your areas of interest.


Some modules may have prerequisites. If a module has a prerequisite you’ll need to complete that first to ensure you have the essential prior knowledge required. Modules with a prerequisite will be clearly marked.

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