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Dementia Program for Carers

This program has been developed for all levels of carers of people with dementia. It is modified from the Post Graduate Dementia Program for Registered nurses, we have changed the language to meet the needs of all carers.

To receive the Certificate of Recognition, each person attending the course will be expected to complete all the sessions and the practice activity.


The program is offered Face-To-Face or through our virtual classroom.

The program is delivered in four sessions which may be either 1.5 or 3 hours each (ie; a 6 or 12 hour program) and there is a small practice activity for each person.

Session 1 - Delirium vs Dementia

  • 60% of residents have a delirium
  • How delirium looks like dementia
  • Delirium increases the risk of dying sooner
  • Behaviours in delirium
  • Common causes and required care to reduce the risk of delirium

Session 2 - Depression vs Dementia

  • How depression looks like dementia
  • Different levels of depression
  • The 'behaviours' in depressed elderly people
  • Different types of dementia including Lewy body dementia, frontal lobe dementia, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease & alcohol dementia

Session 3 - Alzheimer's Disease Care

  • Clustering the symptoms for effective care
  • Symptoms and care of cognitive losses
  • Symptoms and care of affective losses
  • Symptoms and care of conative/planning losses
  • Staging dementia

Session 4 - Behaviours In Dementia

  • Documentation of behaviours, not using ACFI
  • Include behaviours - aggression (verbal & physical), wandering (types), anxiety, paranoia, and catastrophic reactions, sexual
  • Why and how staff can be more effective than medication.
  • The evidence states that person centred care reduces behaviours


6 Hour Program
$990 (incl GST)
12 Hour Program
$990 per day (incl GST)

  • Maximum attendance of 30 staff
  • All attendees to be employees of the same campus/site
  • Please Note: Additional charges for travel and accommodation apply for Face-To-Face delivery.

For More Information

Please contact us for more information about our demetia programs.

Established in 1986, Age Concern Pty Ltd provides continuing
professional development to nurses in aged care. We are also
a Registered Training Organisation (21611) providing nationally
recognised vocational programs, and an Endorsed Provider
for the Royal College of Nursing Australia.

Age Concern Pty Ltd (ABN 71 006 566 365)

Head Office
2/433 North Rd (PO Box 118)
Ormond Vic 3204 Australia

T: 03 9576 7844

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