Communicating with People Living with Dementia
Dementia and other cognitive conditions can cause changes in behaviours and communication, and effective communication is essential for upholding the rights of older people.
In this webinar, our panel of experts discuss barriers to communication and the unique challenges faced by those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. They will also explore practical strategies to improve communication between a person living with dementia and their loved ones and carers.
This webinar followed the webinars: Alternative Approaches for People Living with Dementia: A Practical Guide
and Alternative Approaches to Chemical Restraint.
This webinar covers:
- Communication changes after dementia onset.
- Communication barriers faced by carers supporting a person living with dementia.
- Practical strategies for communicating with a person living with dementia.
- Communicating with an individual from a culturally and linguistically diverse background living with dementia.
Meet the panel:
- Christine Dunbar, Facilitator, Centre for Dementia Learning
- Lynda Henderson, Carer, Member, OPAN National Older Persons Reference Group
- Grahame Smith, Lived Experience, Member, OPAN National Older Persons Reference Group
- 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.
- Dementia Australia – 1800100500
- Dementia Australia’s fact sheets on managing changes in communication
- Carer Gateway – 1800422737
- My Dementia Companion
- Validation therapy, music therapy and reminiscence fact sheet
- Communication cards in 60 different languages
- Advance Care Planning Australia
- A Better Vist digital app
- Moving Pictures