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Dementia Program for Registered Nurses

A Person Centred Care Program that is recognised at university level. Previous university study not required.


  • 30-35 CPD hours. This is a nine (9) week program with two (2) sessions per week for a total of 30 CPD hours. Another 5 CPD hours are awarded if participants complete the assessment activities.
  • This program is delivered through our virtual classroom.


  • Prof. David Ames -Professor of Ageing and Health, University of Melbourne
  • Prof. Jennene Greenhill - Director, Flinders University Rural Clinical School
  • Geri Hall (Banner Alzheimer's Inst USA)
  • Dr Rosalie Hudson - Hon. Senior Fellow, School of Nursing & Social Work, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Ian Presnell - Snr Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University
  • Joyce McSwan- B.Pharm. MAACPA, Accredited Consultant Pharmacist
  • Prue Mellor - Managing Director, Age Concern Pty Ltd

Overall Objective

There is an objective for each session but at the completion of all sessions you will be able to integrate contemporary knowledge to assess needs of and develop evidence based and person centred care strategies for clients with dementia.


  • Professional issues including an introduction to ethical and evidence based practice in dementia nursing and professional/legal documentation
  • Delirium: Causes, nursing assessment and management. Morbidity and mortality, nursing responsibility in aged care
  • Non-Alzheimer's Dementia including Lewy Body, vascular dementia, Creutzfeldt Jakob and Pick's disease: Nursing assessment tools and management
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Possible causes, presentation and the latest in research and treatment
  • Depression: Contributing factors symptom presentation, assessment and management
  • Dementia: Symptoms, the nursing assessment tools, management strategies, therapies and care evaluation
  • Assessing and managing behaviours, wandering, sexual responses etc.


Registration Fee
$820 per person. A payment plan is available.

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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)

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

T: 03 9576 7844

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