Certificate of Completion
This module provides an overview of the communication changes usually experienced by people living with dementia and explains some simple strategies to help you communicate effectively with them when they are in your care.
This module has prerequisite requirements
Suitable for people working in:
Respite Care , Community Care , Residential Care
This module is part of the course:
The view from here (residential care)
We begin by looking at the communication difficulties usually experienced by people living with dementia and explore how communication changes as dementia progresses.
We explain some simple strategies to help you communicate effectively with the people in your care and consider both what to do and what not to do.
On completion of this module you should be able to:
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
Continuing Professional Education
A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.
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:
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:
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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