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Caring for LGBTI people with dementia

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Alzheimer's Australia SA

27 Conyngham Street

Glenside, SA 5065

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Alzheimer’s Australia is a leading dementia learning service in Australia.

Our highly skilled team of dementia care professionals, have extensive experience in a wide range of aged care areas. Our facilitators share their experiences which touch, move and inspire participants to relate, and transform their own care practices.

We encourage all health care professionals and personal care workers to learn this deep knowledge, with a view to transforming your practice, relationship, organisation and community, enhancing the lives of those living with dementia.

Caring for LGBTI people with Dementia

Program Purpose and Overview

This workshop provides insight into the issues facing older people from the LGBTI community. It looks at the societal attitudes which have shaped the lives of older LGBTI people, and how this can now affect their confidence in accessing aged care services. Opportunities are provided to look at how participants can work in a culturally competent and inclusive manner with the LGBTI people.

Benefits and Outcomes for Participants

Attendees will:

  • Develop an understanding of sexual diversities

  • Gain insight into the lived experiences of LGBTI people

  • Develop an understanding of diversity within the LGBTI community

  • Explore the implications a diagnosis of dementia can have for this community.

  • Look at ways to better provide services to LGBTI people in an appropriate, respectful and inclusive manner.

Duration: 3 hours

Participants: This session is suited to all staff and volunteers intracting with older people.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations will incur costs as follows:

  • Cancellations with more than 5 business days notice—full refund
  • Cancellations with 5 or less business days notice but more than 1 days notice—50% refund
  • Cancellations with less than 1 business days notice will incur full fees
  • No shows will incur full fees

Course fees will be fully refunded if cancelled by Alzheimer’s Australia SA.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact sa.training@alzheimers.org.au or call 8372 2100 and ask to speak to a Education Training staff member.

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