Alternative Approaches for People Living with Dementia: A Practical Guide
In partnership with Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission.
Dementia and other cognitive conditions can cause changes in behaviour, and medications are often prescribed to manage these behaviours.
However, person-centred care, which involves knowing the person, their preferences, and life experiences, is the key to supporting older people who exhibit changes in behaviour. When tailored to the individual, alternative therapies and approaches are more effective and provide better outcomes for the older person.
In this webinar, our panel of experts discuss why investigating the causes of behaviour change is essential for better health and wellbeing outcomes. They also explore practical strategies for supporting people living with dementia.
This webinar covers:
- The importance of investigating and responding to the causes of changes in behaviours in people living with dementia.
- How a person-centred approach can be implemented in aged care.
- How alternative approaches can be used to support people living with dementia.
- Practical strategies for supporting people living with dementia.
Meet the panel:
- Karen Cmiel – Learning Designer & Facilitator, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia.
- Kim Bromley – Vice President, Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia.
- Bobby Redman – Dementia Advocate.
- Helen Haynes – Montessori Consulting Change Lead.
- Hosted by Kyle Olsen
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If you’re looking for more information about the resources shared by OPAN, our panel and people tuning into the webinar, please see the details below.
- Volunteer visits to older people under the Community Visitors Scheme
- My Dementia Companion
- Dementia Australia – 1800100500
- Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia
- Carer Gateway – 1800422737
- Sunflower template to support the provision of person centred care for older persons with cognitive impairment or dementia.