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Dementia

Learning Guide

Queensland 2018

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Dementia Australia is the leading provider

of dementia education in Australia. Our

highly skilled team has extensive experience

in a wide range of areas, facilitating

learning experiences which touch, move

and inspire participants to transform their

practice. Informed by current research and

contemporary practice, our comprehensive

suite of education forms part of an

integrated learning pathway incorporating

both accredited and non-accredited

courses delivered face to face, as well as

online.

For subscribers

Register as a paid subscriber to enable

open access to:

To find out more

• all online courses

• library resources

• a range of print materials, e-books,

online resources and library staff

support

• our video channel

• recommended podcasts and

conversations

• various help sheets, reports and

dementia research information

email

call

visit

qld.education@dementia.org.au

1800 636 679

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Some programs are funded by the Australian Government or

jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments

through the Home and Community Care program.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this publication was current at

the publication date, November 2017.

Please check our website dementia.org.au/CDL for current

information.

© Dementia Australia 2017

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Contents

Centre for Dementia Learning

Transforming dementia practice 4

Accredited training

Dementia essentials 5

Foundation learning

Understanding dementia 6

Supporting successful communication 6

How to register

Bookings are essential. Places are

limited and subject to the terms and

conditions within this document.

For details of cost, venue, dates and

times, please go to:

dementia.org.au/CDL

For bookings, contact us on

1800 636 679 or

qld.education@dementia.org.au

Applying a problem solving

approach to behaviour

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Achieving purposeful engagement 8

Learning through virtual reality

Enabling Edie TM 9

Online learning

What is dementia? (free) 11

Communicating in a person-centred way 11

How person-centred is your practice 11

A problem solving approach to behaviours 11

Understanding younger

onset dementia (free)

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Dementia and pain in residential care 11

Consultancy 12

The Virtual Forest TM 13

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Our facilitators

Our highly-skilled facilitation team are

experienced in health, working in the

community and providing direct support to

people living with dementia and their carers.

All facilitators are qualified in workplace

training and assessment (Cert IV

TAE40110), Diplomas or higher level

qualifications in adult education.

The contemporary industry skills of our

facilitators enable them to create positive

and engaging learning experiences.

They have continual access to experts

in dementia practice and research,

and undertake ongoing professional

development.

For your workplace

Achieve your organisational dementia

learning objectives by taking advantage

of our education programs, conveniently

delivered at your workplace. Our extensive

range of programs are designed to ensure

learning extends well beyond the workshop

and enhances practice improvement. Our

aim is to support your organisation to

deliver quality and sustainable dementia

practice.

Discuss your own unique learning

requirements with us and together we will

determine the most appropriate program

that best meets the needs of your staff.

Our experienced facilitators will build the

skills and knowledge of your team, inspiring

them to provide best practice dementia

support. Contact us today to discuss the

opportunities available to your organisation.

Most workshops listed in this guide

can be delivered at your workplace.

Contact us on 1800 636 679 or

qld.education@dementia.org.au for

further details.

Continuing

Professional

Development

Our learning programs are suitable for a

wide range of qualified health professionals

and dementia support staff.

Earning Continuing Professional

Development (CPD) points has never been

easier with our comprehensive suite of

programs that form part of an integrated

learning pathway.

Professional development

certificates

We issue Certificates of Attendance with

date and duration information to fulfil

your CPD requirements. Certificates of

Attainment are provided for successfully

completing an accredited course.

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Transforming

dementia practice

This Dementia Learning Guide

provides an overview of the range

of learning opportunities available

through Dementia Australia for 2018.

This includes a suite of nationally

consistent courses available through

the Centre for Dementia Learning.

Dementia Australia has over thirty

years’ experience in promoting high

quality dementia practice. The Centre

for Dementia Learning will provide

a comprehensive suite of evidence

based learning and consultancy

services to help improve the quality of

care and quality of life experienced by

people living with dementia.

Maree McCabe

Chief Executive Officer

Dementia Australia

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National Dementia Education

Accredited training

Dementia essentials

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

This nationally accredited course is designed to assist workers supporting people living

with dementia. The fully funded program provides fundamental professional development

for existing workers across the sector utilising both theory and practical application of skills

and knowledge during the assessment process. Strategies are explored to assist with

effective communication, planning and developing meaningful activities and understanding

the causes of changed behaviour in people living with dementia. This is a Dementia Training

Australia (DTA) course, which is funded by the Australian Government and delivered by

Dementia Australia.

3 days of 6 hour workshops

Suitable for all staff providing

support to people living with

dementia and their carers

5 National Courses and Workshops


Foundation learning

COMING

SOON

The following three hour workshops are provided by the Centre for Dementia Learning and

facilitated by our expert team. Each workshop is underpinned by a contemporary approach

to dementia support and draws on the most popular learning resources from across

Australia. Workshops can be delivered onsite and contribute towards CPD points.

Understanding

dementia

This workshop provides an overview

of dementia as a major neurocognitive

disorder, including signs and symptoms,

causes, and an understanding of how

dementia affects the brain and behaviour.

You will be encouraged to reflect on your

practice and how this knowledge translates

into person-centred support for people

living with dementia.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session you will

understand:

• the nature of dementia, including

prevalence, risks, types of dementia

and signs of dementia

• the impact of dementia

• a person-centred approach to dementia

support

• the resources and services available

3 hours

Suitable for all staff providing

support to people living with

dementia and their carers

Supporting

successful

communication

This workshop explores the difficulties that

people living with dementia can experience

in communication and the impact this has

as the condition progresses. You will learn

to identify barriers to communication and

develop strategies to support successful

communication for the person living

with dementia and those in the support

relationship.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session you will

understand:

• how dementia can impact on a person’s

ability to communicate

• how to identify barriers to

communication

• how to develop strategies to support

successful communication for the

person living with dementia

3 hours

Suitable for all staff providing

support to people living with

dementia and their carers

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COMING

SOON

Applying a problem

solving approach to

behaviour

In this workshop you will gain an

understanding of changed behaviours

related to dementia, their impact and

contributing factors. You will learn how to

apply a systematic approach to problem

solving changed behaviours and provide

positive support strategies for people living

with dementia.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session you will

understand:

• changed behaviours related to

dementia

• the impact of changed behaviours

• the application of a systematic

approach to problem solving changed

behaviours

• how to identify the contributing factors

to behaviour change

• how to support strategies to reduce the

risk of behaviours

3 hours

Suitable for all staff providing

support to people living with

dementia and their carers

Achieving

purposeful

engagement

This workshop provides an understanding

of the importance of meaningful and

purposeful engagement for people

living with dementia. You will focus on

understanding the person’s individual

needs, strengths and abilities and the

impact of the environment in planning and

supporting engaging activities.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this workshop you will be

able to:

• describe the impact of dementia

• understand the importance of

engagement for people living with

dementia

• understand the underpinning principles

of engagement

• understand the individual needs of

people living with dementia with a focus

on their unique strengths and abilities

3 hours

Suitable for all staff providing

support to people living with

dementia and their carers

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Learning through

virtual reality

COMING

SOON

Enabling EDIE

Enabling EDIE TM uses virtual reality technology to enhance your knowledge of the impact

of dementia and to develop a support plan that enables Edie and his wife to live more

confidently with dementia. The aim of this workshop is to better understand dementia from

the perspective of the consumer through an Educational Dementia Immersive Experience

(Enabling EDIE TM ). This three hour workshop introduces a ‘reablement’ approach, focusing

positively on what people can do, given appropriate support, and on the possibilities for living

well with dementia.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this session you will

understand:

• a consumer’s perspective of dementia

• how to identify support needs in

partnership with the client and their

carer

• how to develop a dementia support

plan that focuses on enabling a person

living with dementia

3 hours

Suitable for all staff providing

support to people living with

dementia and their carers

9 National Courses and Workshops

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Online learning

For individuals

Our interactive online learning courses

provide you with contemporary, evidence

based dementia learning. Each course

encourages you to reflect on your

practice and identify areas for individual

or organisational improvement. You can

access our range of free courses or

purchase individual courses of interest that

can be completed in your own time and at

your own pace.

For organisations

The Dementia Practice Improvement (DPI)

Series has been specially developed to

allow health care professionals to develop

their own practice improvement plan for

future implementation in their workplace.

The series covers a range of topics that

will encourage your staff to reflect on their

own practice, and will help to improve their

dementia knowledge and practice.

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Our online

courses include:

What is dementia? (Free)

Dementia is a condition health professionals

will encounter in a range of care settings.

This 3-part course is designed to provide

you with an introduction to dementia,

diagnosis, treatment and support strategies

for both the person living with dementia and

their carer.

Communicating in a

person-centred way

Good communication skills are essential

in providing support to people living with

dementia and their carer. In this 3-part

course we will explore communication

for people living with dementia and

the influence of the people within the

support relationship to promote positive

communication.

How person-centred

is your practice

Person-centred practice is an approach

that has evolved over time to become an

expectation for service delivery. Although

the term person-centred has become

common language, do we truly provide

person-centred support? This 5-part course

explores the elements of person-centred

practice through a person-centred practice

framework. We will encourage you to

reflect on your current practice and provide

strategies to improve and enhance your

practice.

A problem solving approach

to behaviours

Many people living with dementia will

experience behavioural changes associated

with dementia. These changes can include

aggression, agitation and delusions.

Behaviour change can cause distress and

impact the well-being of the person living

with dementia as well as those supporting

them. There are many reasons as to

why these behaviours occur. This 3-part

course is designed to provide you with

an understanding of behaviours through

a problem solving approach and explore

effective strategies to help prevent or

minimise the impact of behaviour.

Understanding younger onset

dementia (Free)

Although the risk of developing dementia

increases with age and most people living

with dementia are over the age of 65,

younger people can also be diagnosed. The

term ‘younger onset dementia’ is used to

describe any form of dementia in a person

under 65 years of age. This 3-part course

aims to increase your awareness of the

unique and often complex issues involved

when a young person is diagnosed with

dementia, the impact it has on their life and

how their care partners are best supported.

This module has been funded by NSW

Family and Community Services.

Dementia and pain in

residential care

This is the first in a number of exciting new

short courses being released in 2018. This

course will take approximately 20 minutes

to complete and will provide you with links

to further resources and a certificate of

completion. It aims to raise your awareness

of the prevalence of pain in residential

aged care, helps you identify some of the

common causes of pain and assists you

in and managing pain for people living with

dementia.

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Consultancy

COMING

SOON

The Centre for Dementia Learning provides a flexible range of consultancy support

uniquely tailored to assist organisations in achieving their specific goals.

Our team works with executives, managers, staff, consumers and families to

implement evidence based and sustainable practice improvement.

Our approach

Our consultancy framework represents

opportunities for change and growth

that encourage engagement across

the whole organisation. The framework

includes:

• building sound evidence to support

practice improvement

• exploring and developing a unique

model of care

• a focus on sustainability

• developing staff knowledge and skills to

support the engagement of people with

dementia in purposeful and enjoyable

activities

“The consultancy changed the way we

thought about dementia”

Participant

The principles which underpin our

approach are that:

• people living with dementia should

enjoy purposeful lives that reflect their

abilities, interests and choices

• families should feel respected and

welcome as valued members of the

community of care

• staff should experience rewarding work

and inclusive teamwork

• the organisation should implement

systems and practices that support

meaningful relationships, a homely

community and a competitive business

advantage

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TM

The Virtual Forest TM , co-designed with

Lifeview Aged Care, is a sensory application

designed to improve the quality of life of

people living with dementia through the

use of video game technology. Residents

are seated in front of a beautiful projected

garden image and, through the use of

kinetic technology and gentle movement,

can guide and change the scenery;

interacting with the fish, mother duck and

her ducklings, butterflies and boat. The

Virtual Forest TM is designed to place the

person living with dementia in control of

their environment and experience.

The Virtual Forest TM is supported by an

e-learning program that guides residential

aged care staff on how to optimise the

experience for the resident. The program

explores dementia and the impact on

communication and how The Virtual

Forest TM can create a unique opportunity for

meaningful, client focused engagement.

The Virtual Forest TM is now available for purchase by contacting CDL@dementia.org.au

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qld.education@dementia.org.au

1800 636 679

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