Dementia Training Australia – The portrait, the mirror and the landscape: working with responsive behaviours

Nic McBride

7 April 2017 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Australia/Hobart

Peppers Seaport Hotel

28 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston Tasmania.

1300 987 600

A free one day workshop for health professionals.

This interactive session is designed to assist Health Professionals to maximise quality of life for people living with dementia by taking a comprehensive and holistic view of behaviour. Using the experiences of veterans, the workshop is guided by three principal themes to assist practitioners to recognise the person’s story and strengths, and reflect on themselves within the relationship and in the wider context of their workplace. Prerequisites for this workshop:

  • Understanding of dementia, including common symptoms and different types
  • Awareness of principles of person-centred care and approaches to communication
  • Awareness of the range of BPSD and some experience in problem solving.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this workshop, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the needs of veterans exhibiting responsive behaviours
  2. Describe a number of models of behavior, with a focus on those used in the provision of dementia care
  3. Apply concept mapping to providing care for people living with dementia
  4. Evaluate the factors which contribute to behaviour, such as pain, medication, delirium and the social environment
  5. Synthesise person centred approaches to caring for people with dementia.

Continuing Professional Development details

  • This workshop is equivalent to seven (7) hours of continuing professional education