Level One - Foundation

Foundation level modules provide participants with increased awareness of dementia by exploring the nature of dementia and its impact on the person, their family carer and people within the support relationship. These programs discover what it is like to experience dementia and encourage the participant to reflect on their own role in providing a person-centred approach to support.

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Online: Choose a workshop or course and click on the links.
  • Fax: Registration Form to 03 9816 5733
  • Mail: Registration Form to Locked Bag 3001, Hawthorn 3122
  • Ph: 03 9816 5708
  • Bookings are essential, as places in our courses and workshops are limited.

Alzheimer's Australia Vic is a Registered Training Organisation offering dementia education with flexible course structures providing practical answers to the challenges of everyday care designed specifically for people working in aged care.

Learning programs within Level One - Foundation:



Virtual Dementia ExperienceTM

The Virtual Dementia Experience – awarded the national 2014 iAward in the Education Category of the Service Domain - assists professional carers in understanding environmental elements that are friendly or hostile to a person with dementia. Developed in consultation with people living with dementia, the Virtual Dementia Experience immerses participants in a home environment that replicates the lived-experience of a person with dementia. 

Equipped with this insight, you will enter into a discussion on how the emotional and physical environment can impact a person with dementia, and consider changes that could be implemented to improve the delivery of person-centred practice.

On completion of this session you will:

  • have an improved understanding of what it may be like to live with dementia

  • have developed more empathy with people living with dementia and their carers

  • have gained an understanding of the impact of the environment on people with dementia

  • be prompted to consider enhancements to the environment and support for people living with dementia

Suitable for all levels of staff from frontline to senior management.

CPD points: This program is suitable for the continuing professional development of registered nurses and other health professionals.

Cost: $110 members, $125 non-members

Address: 155 Oak St, Parkville VIC 3052
Dates (click to register)

2017:   9 March   3 April  9 May  15 June

To arrange this exclusive session at the Parkville office, please contact us

Download flyer for The Virtual Dementia ExperienceTM

Watch the video below to learn more about the technology behind the Virtual Dementia ExperienceTM.

 



Dementia Essentials – CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Dementia Essentials is a Commonwealth funded initiative providing fully funded education for those working with people living with dementia. In this 3 day accredited course, you will learn how to:

  • incorporate therapeutic communication techniques;
  • apply a person-centred approach;
  • develop useful strategies to respond to changed behaviours;
  • identify ways to engage a person with purpose and meaning.

By successfully completing both the workplace assessment* and workbook, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of dementia and receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

*You must be able to be observed in the workplace by a supervisor interacting with 2 people living with dementia to satisfy the workplace assessment criteria.

If you have any questions prior to enrolment, please contact Imola Giusti for details: accreditedprograms@alzheimers.org.au or call 03 9816 5749.

Parkville

Address: 155 Oak St, Parkville VIC 3052
Time: 9:30am - 4pm
Register:

    Monday 6, 13 & 20 February 2017 BOOK NOW

To arrange this session at your workplace, please contact us

To register your interest for a scheduled session, please contact us


LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF PRACTICE

Click here to download the Learning and Development Code of Practice

Course Cancellation and Non-Attendance Policy

 


Doorway to Dementia - practice and strategies

The aim of the session is for the participant to gain knowledge of dementia, its implications on practice and to learn about specific approaches and strategies to support a person who is living with dementia and their families.

At the end of the session you will gain knowledge in:
• the nature of dementia, including prevalence, risks, types of dementia,
how the brain works and signs of dementia
• a person-centred approach to dementia support, including
communication, risk enablement and supporting decision making
• a problem-solving approach to support people with dementia that
experience behavioural and psychological symptoms
• accessing resources and services

Suitable for all staff working with people living with dementia and their families.

CPD points: This program is suitable for the continuing professional development of registered nurses and other health professionals.

Sessions:

Parkville

Address: 155 Oak St, Parkville VIC 3052
Times vary - please see event for details.
Register:

       Monday 10 October  BOOK NOW

       Thursday 8 December BOOK NOW

Hawthorn

Address: 98 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Times vary - please see event for details.
Register:

       Friday 18th November BOOK NOW

Drouin

Address: 2b / 35-37 Princes Way, Drouin, VIC 3818
Time: 10am - 1pm
Register:

     Wednesday 5th October BOOK NOW

To arrange this session at your workplace, please contact us

To register your interest for a scheduled session, please contact us


What is Dementia? (Online)

Dementia is a condition health professionals will encounter in a range of care settings. This module is designed to provide you with an introduction to dementia, diagnosis and treatment and support strategies for both the person with dementia and their carer.

This module will help you increase your awareness of:
• dementia and its prevalence and incidence in Australia
• early signs of dementia and its impact on the brain
• screening and tests used in its diagnosis
• features of common types of dementia
• drug treatments and non-pharmacological approaches to support
• effective communication and support strategies
• identifying and reporting associated risks
• services available for the person and family carers

Suitable for all workers providing support to people living with dementia and their carers.

CPD points: This program is suitable for the continuing professional development of registered nurses and other health professionals.

Cost: FREE

This module is available online via dementialearning.org.au. Register here.