Dementia Essentials - CHCAGE005

Dementia Essentials – CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Dementia Training Australia Dementia Essentials is a Commonwealth funded initiative delivered by Dementia Australia as part of Dementia Training Australia offering fully funded education to workers who provide support to people living with dementia.

In this accredited course, you will learn how to incorporate therapeutic communication techniques; apply a person-centred approach; and develop useful strategies to respond to changed behaviours.

By successfully completing this nationally recognised unit, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of dementia and receive a formal Statement of Attainment.

On completion of this accredited course you will develop an understanding of:

  • the nature of dementia
  • the impact of dementia
  • effective communication strategies
  • purposeful and meaningful engagement
  • the environment of care and a person-centred approach to support
  • understanding changed behaviours and developing effective responses
  • the application to care practices and reporting requirements

Course duration:

18 hours over 3 days

Suitable for:

People working in aged care, community care or disability providing support for people living with dementia


For more information about Dementia Essentials in South Australia or to register your interest for any of the scheduled sessions, please email: or call 08 8372 2100