Online dementia course

Walking safely with dementia

2 hrs

3 weeks

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Learn how to identify and address the issues related to wandering for people living with dementia in the community, and for their carers.

Suitable for people working in:

Acute Care,  Primary Care,  Community Care,  Mixed,  Respite Care,  Palliative Care,  Emergency Care,  Residential Care

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics and impact of dementia-related wandering
  • Identify people with dementia living at home in the community who are at risk of harm associated with wandering behaviour
  • Develop strategies that prevent harm to people in your care who may wander as a result of their dementia

In this course, you will complete the following modules:

Module 1

Assessments and interventions for responsive behaviours

Understand wandering as a responsive behaviour. Learn about responsive behaviours, their causes, and gathering information that informs interventions to help...

Assessments and interventions for responsive behaviours

Module 2

Assessments and interventions for wandering

This module focuses on wandering as a behavioural symptom of dementia. We explore assessment tools and interventions specific to this...

Assessments and interventions for wandering

Module 3

Wandering – case studies

Two case studies give you the chance to practise assessing wandering behaviour in a person living with dementia and developing...

Wandering – case studies

Continuing Professional Development

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

The Walking Safely course was developed by Assoc Professor Margaret MacAndrew, Yvonne Wilkinson, Professor Elizabeth Beattie, Sandra Jeavons, and Elizabeth Miles at Queensland University of Technology. The authors would like to thank the Advisory Committee for their invaluable contribution to the development of this resource.

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Benefits of learning with DTA

  • Increase your knowledge of dementia
  • Ongoing access to review course content
  • Real life examples to help you put knowledge into practice
  • Learn anytime, anywhere
  • Phone and Tablet friendly
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Short Courses
  • Cost Free for Learners
  • Easily Accessible
  • Continued professional development
  • Learn based on your area of interest

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Version history

Published: 24 Jan 2022
Updated: 14 Jul 2023

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Liz Miles

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