Online module

Community Care and Dementia: Responsive Behaviours

1 hour

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This module explores how a person living with dementia can exhibit a range of responsive behaviours and introduces strategies that can reduce or prevent episodes of responsive behaviour, and maintain client and staff safety.

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care , Community Care , Mixed

This module is part of the course:

Community care

Community Care and Dementia: Responsive Behaviours

Community Care and Dementia: Responsive Behaviours

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • define dementia
  • identify some of the responsive behaviours commonly associated with dementia
  • understand the experience and language of behaviour from the viewpoint of the person living with dementia in the community
  • implement a salutogenic approach to behaviour-related strategies which positively support the the person with dementia to live life on their terms, rather as a 'care recipient'

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.

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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