Online dementia course

Sleep matters

75 mins

2 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This course highlights some of the issues older people have with their sleep, the association between sleep and dementia and how nurses and care workers can optimise sleep for those living in aged care.

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care

Sleep matters

About this course

In this course, you will complete the following modules:



Understanding sleep

20 mins

Improve your understanding about the importance of sleep, the brain and sleep and the problems that can arise with poor...



Assessing sleep

30 mins

Learn more about the risk factors for disturbed sleep and how to assess the timing and quality of an older...



Optimising sleep

25 mins

Learn about some specific strategies that nurses and carers can use to help older people in their care sleep better.

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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