Develop your knowledge about specific types of dementia and potential underlying changes in the brain.
About this CourseDementia Discovery is designed to help those new to the workforce, who may have limited knowledge about dementia. It aims to increase knowledge about dementia with tips on 'where to next’ for training and resources.
After completing this course, staff should be able to:
- Answer the question “What is dementia?”
- Describe some basics for how the brain works.
- Appreciate how dementia may affect day-to-day functions.
- Identify regions of the brain affected by dementia.
- Identify common symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and Dementia with Lewy Bodies that may affect day-to-day functions.
- Recognise the experiences of living with dementia, from the point of view of the person living with the condition.
- Define ‘person-centred’ support and care.
- Describe how a diagnosis of dementia may affect a person’s ability to communicate.
- Describe the MESSAGE set of 7 communication strategies as one approach to supporting a person with dementia.
Learn with DTA
Benefits of learning with DTA
- Increase your knowledge of dementia
- Ongoing access to review course content
- Real life examples to help you put knowledge into practice
- Learn anytime, anywhere
Once you have logged into the DTA website, you can access your learner Dashboard by clicking the green “My Dashboard” button in the top right corner of the website. Available 24/7, your Dashboard provides access to:
- View your courses enrolments
- Begin or continue a course
- View courses you have completed
- Apply for an extension
- View Training Programs you are involved in
- Download Certificates of Completion
- Manage your personal details
Help and Support
Having trouble with a course or module? Please visit our Help Center to view common questions and answers. You may submit a support request by clicking the green button in the bottom left corner of the DTA website, or completing our online technical support request form.
- Published: 09 Apr 2020
- Updated: 16 Jan 2024