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Understanding dementia

For organisations

This workshop delivered onsite to your team who are supporting people living with dementia provides an overview of dementia, including signs and symptoms, causes, and an understanding of how dementia affects the brain and behaviour. Your team will be encouraged to reflect on their practice and ways this knowledge translates into person-centred support for people living with dementia.

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Suitable for: Aged care, Allied health, Disability care, Home and community care, Hospitals, Allied health assistants, Dentists, Dieticians, Disability care staff, Diversional therapists, Facility managers/coordinators, GPs and other referrers, Lifestyle officers, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Registered nurses, Residential care workers, Social workers, Speech therapists, Support staff

Course type: Foundation training

Duration: Face-to-face: 3 hours. Online: 2 hours.

Delivery mode: Face-to-face, Online

Location: All states and territories

Virtual Classrooms

Most of our education courses are now available online. Our virtual classroom sessions are hosted on Zoom, with interactive elements such as polling and break-out rooms. Virtual classrooms provide an opportunity for inter-team learning, which benefits organisations with staff across different locations. This mode of learning is easy to implement and saves time and money by removing the need for travel. If you are new to this mode of learning, we can work with you to ensure you have what you need to make this a success.

Program benefits

  • Staff learn how to identify changes associated with cognitive impairment and dementia.
  • Your workforce understands how to provide safe, person-centred support that meets the needs of people living with dementia.
  • People living with dementia feel confident that their needs and preferences are understood.

Book in your staff

This enquiry form is for group bookings.

If you want to book this course for your staff, fill in the form below.

If you're looking for training for yourself as an individual, see our professional development and training page for individual health workers.

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Last updated
1 February 2024