Health and Hygiene at Home

This course is available in
All states

This session provides an introduction to a range of health and hygiene issues that may present in caring for a person with dementia. It covers topics including nutrition, showering, dressing, oral health, falls and sleep.

Dementia Australia's facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. This session is delivered interactively, you will be encouraged to share your experiences alongside other participants giving you an opportunity to develop new support networks.

You will gain knowledge in:

  • how dementia effects the brain and general health
  • common health conditions and their relationship with dementia
  • managing the health of people with dementia.

Suitable for: Family carers and family members of people living with dementia. 

This session is intended for people caring for or supporting a family member who has dementia. This session is not suitable for people living with dementia.

This session can be delivered on behalf of aged care and disability service providers onsite to people living with dementia and their families. If you would like to discuss onsite delivery, please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.

This session is not suitable for professional carers or people employed in the health or aged care industries. The resources, content and delivery will not meet the needs of professionals. To explore Dementia Australia’s range of professional development, please visit the Centre for Dementia Learning.