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Disability & Dementia
Wed. 31 May 2017, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm ACST
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.
Disability & Dementia
Program Purpose and Overview
This full day program provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of dementia and dementia care. Foundational knowledge will be provided in recognising the signs of dementia and to establish the link with disability and ageing.
The workshop also provides an introduction to the changes in communication which can occur, and the principles for communicating more effectively with someone with dementia. An opportunity is given to discuss Person-Centered Care in the context of a person living with dementia, and how this links with current practice in the disability sector.
Participants are provided with an environment to examine attitudes to changed behaviours in people with a disability and dementia. Information is provided to better understand the person, and strategies to meet their changing needs with progressive cognitive impairment.
Benefits and Outcomes for Participants
Recognise the signs and symptons of dementia
Identify the correlation between brain function and dementia
Identify the connection between dementia & intellectual disability
Utilise strategies for increased meaningful engagement
Understand how dementia affects communication
Identify how these changes present and learn appropraite skills to improve interaction
Look at the principles of person-centred care in effective dementia practice
Examine attitudes around changed behaviour in people with disability and dementia
Apply strategies to respond to changed behaviours to improve the quality of life for people living with both disability and dementia.
Duration: 6.5 hours
Participants: This session is suited to all staff and volunteers interacting with older people.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8372 2100 and ask to speak to a Education Training staff member.