Online dementia course

The view from here: Skills in aged and community dementia care

2 hours

3 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Understand the care experience from the viewpoint of the person living with dementia.

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care , Community Care , Mixed , Respite Care

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Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basic functions of different parts of the brain
  • Identify how dementia-related damage to the brain may impact on the person and their responses
  • Describe person-centred care (PCC)
  • Recognise that applying the principles of PCC can improve the quality of care for people with dementia
  • Recognise a number of models and frameworks that can provide structure to assessing and planning person-centred care for people with dementia
  • Apply simple strategies that support a person-centred approach

  • Understand the impact of dementia on communication
  • Identify and implement communication strategies which can be used to facilitate communication
  • Reflect on your communication style and rehearse changes you can make to enhance understanding for the person with dementia

In this course, you will complete the following modules:

MODULE 1

The brain and dementia

This module introduces you to the changes that occur in the brain of a person with dementia and the impact...

The brain and dementia

MODULE 2

A person-centred approach to care

This module will help you to focus on the person with dementia while understanding how their disease is impacting on...

A person-centred approach to care

MODULE 3

Communication strategies

This module provides an overview of the communication changes usually experienced by people living with dementia and explains some simple...

Communication strategies

Continuing Professional Education

Completion of this course provides 2 hours of continuing professional education. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion.

The View from Here: Skills in Aged & Community Dementia Care has been adapted from the nine-module course, The View from Here: Skills in Dementia Care for Acute Settings based on the Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre (QLD DTSC) education program*.

The View from Here: Skills in Dementia Care for Acute Settings online course was developed by:

  • Frederick Graham
  • Metro South Health
  • Sandra Jeavons, Elizabeth Miles and Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Dementia Training Australia, QUT

The View from Here: Skills in Aged & Community Dementia Care was adapted by:

  • Sandra Jeavons
  • Elizabeth Miles
  • Prof Elizabeth Beattie
  • Dr Margaret MacAndrew

The View from Here was developed with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

* Nayton, K., Fielding, E., Brooks, D., Graham, F. A., & Beattie, E. (2014). Development of an education program to improve care of patients with dementia in an acute care setting. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(12), 552-558. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20141023-04

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