Case study – anxiety and depression
Certificate of Completion
This module explores the characteristics of depression and anxiety in the context of dementia and the cultural considerations when caring for people with dementia from an Indigenous background.
This module has prerequisite requirements
Suitable for people working in:
Residential Care , Community Care , Mixed , Respite Care
This module is part of the course:
Understanding responsive behaviours
Case study – anxiety and depression
This module has five sections:
Anxiety and depression in the context of dementia
- Symptoms, consequences and assessment are described.
- This section focuses on the cultural implications associated with caring for an Indigenous Australian with dementia.
Case study part 1
- This section introduces Ronnie who is experiencing depression.
Interventions for anxiety and depression
- In this section you will learn about some specific measurement tools and a range of interventions.
Case study part 2
- Ronnie's story continues and culturally appropriate interventions are explored.
On completion of this module you should be able to:
Outline the key elements to include in the assessment of a person with mood and/ or behaviour suggesting an underlying depression, or possibly comorbid anxiety
Use the NDB model and case study to suggest probable consequences of depressed or anxious mood
Select evidence-informed interventions to address behavioural changes related to depressed or anxious mood
Outline the key approaches to consider when caring for someone from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background
Continuing Professional Education
A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon completion of this module.
The Understanding Responsive Behaviours online course was developed at DTA, QUT by Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Liz Miles and Sandra Jeavons, with Martin van de Weyer and the Smart Sparrow team. This resource is based on a training program originally developed by the Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre at QUT.
The team acknowledges members of the expert panel who shared their advice and insights in video segments throughout the course:
Professor Nancy Pachana, Co-Director, Ageing Mind Initiative, The University of Queensland
Dr Eddy Strivens, Regional Geriatrician and Clinical Director, Older Persons Subacute and Rehabilitation Services, Cairns & Hinterland Health Service
Dr David Lie, Director, Older Persons Mental Health Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
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