Online module

Dementia Discovery: Communication Matters

1 hour

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This brief module focuses on dementia related changes and principles to bear in mind for communicating with respect and dignity.

Suitable for people working in:

Respite Care , Mixed , Community Care , Residential Care

This module is part of the course:

Dementia discovery

Dementia Discovery: Communication Matters

Dementia Discovery: Communication Matters


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • understand 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

Continuing Professional Education

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

Acknowledgements

This online micro-course was developed for DTA by the team led by the University of Wollongong

Specific credits:

  • Belinda Goodenough
  • Sarah Bartlett

Credits:

  • Videos used by DTA with permission of Dementia Australia
  • MESSAGE and videos developed by UQDementiaCare, University of Queensland, Australia

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