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Dementia Training Australia

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Offering a National approach to Dementia training, a range of online and face to face learning opportunities available, along with array of online resources.  Topics include pain management, BPSD, Driving and dementia, Medications, Cultural Assessment of Aboriginal people, Supportive environments etc.

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Suffering in Silence: Pain in Dementia Professional Development Workshop

Wednesday 23rd August, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Cost $240

Pain in an older person with dementia can be difficult to identify and treat. Dementia limits a person's ability to communicate the pain they experience and many ‘suffer in silence'. In the last decade we have seen an explosion of research in this field and there are now a number of promising assessment tools and management strategies.
At this half-day evidence-based workshop you will learn:
 The prevalence and complexity of pain and dementia
 Strategies, tools and approaches to identify and assess pain in people with dementia
 How to treat and manage pain in people with dementia.
Three leading experts in the field of pain research will present: Professor Stephen Gibson, Associate Professor Benny Katz and Dr Steven Savvas.
Who should attend:
 Healthcare providers
 Allied health, nursing, clinical and medical staff
 Researchers and academics.

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Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia in Australia

Dementia Guidelines

In February 2016, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) approved the Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia: Recommendations


You can read or download the Guidelines here


National clinical guidelines for people with dementia will provide health professionals and carers in primary care, aged care and hospital settings with access to recommendations reflecting current evidence on dementia care to better respond to the needs and preferences of the person living with dementia.


These guidelines contain 109 recommendations that health and aged care staff should apply in their workplaces while also responding to the needs and preferences of the person with dementia and their carer(s) and family.


Of these recommendations, 29 are evidence-based recommendations, seven are classified as consensus-based recommendations and 73 are practice points.


Alzheimer's Australia Vic

Alzheimer's Australia Vic offer a wide range of training at different levels, specialising in different aspects of care.  For Alzheimer's Australia learning hub, click here



Understanding Dementia - MOOC

Next course begins: 25th July, 2017

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Understanding Dementia (2017)  MOOC
Participants in the Understanding Dementia MOOC will gain an increased knowledge of dementia, including its causes, symptoms and ways of responding to the needs of people living with the condition. The aim of this fully on-line course is to maximise the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers. Participants will learn about the brain, the diseases causing dementia, and the person experiencing the condition, and have the opportunity to engage with a community of like-minded participants from across the globe.


Dementia Education (Online and Workshops)

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Overview of this Online Learning Unit
Dementia Online is an online learning unit made up of 6 modules. For more information about the format and delivery, learning activities, target audience, and acknowledgements and quality assurance processes, please read our welcome details.

The content of the 6 modules which make up our online learning unit are:

  1. What is dementia?
  2. Recognising dementia
  3. Communication in dementia care
  4. Care partnerships with families across demntia care settings
  5. Younger onset dementia
  6. Dementia within CALD communities

Dementia Centre

Click here to see range of workshops and resources available through Dementia Centre. 

For example:

  • Dining for engagement - workshop
  • Music engagement for dementia care workers - workshop


ThinkGP Training

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Six dementia specific hour long units with category 2 CPD points attached to each unit.



Guidelines for diagnosis and care of Aboriginal people with dementia in remote communities

These guidelines have been provided to ensure that people with dementia who live in remote communities are correctly diagnosed and receive the services that they, and their families, require. They are directed at health professionals and aged care coordinators.


Dementia practice guidelines for Home and Community Care Assessment Services

The Dementia practice guidelines for HACC assessment services provide dementia-specificinformation and practical guidance for assessors from HACC assessment services to improveassessment, care planning and service provision for people with possible dementia and their carers.