Online module

Assessments and interventions for wandering

40 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

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

Suitable for people working in:

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

This module is part of the course:

Walking safely with dementia

Assessments and interventions for wandering

Assessments and interventions for wandering


You'll build on your knowledge of dementia and responsive behaviours and learn about tools designed to assess wandering behaviour. You will also learn about interventions that may help to keep the person with dementia who wanders safe throughout the course of their day.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics and impacts of dementia-related wandering
  • Identify how to accurately assess a person's wandering behaviour
  • Identify appropriate evidence-based interventions to implement in community-based care
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for a person with wandering behaviour

Continuing Professional Education

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.

Acknowledgements

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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