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Dementia 3: Modifying the Environment to Improve Quality of Life


This course is the third of a series on the subject of Living with Dementia and is designed for all persons working predominantly in facilities for Aged Care but will provide thought and recommendations that can be used in Community Care and Home Care environments. Designed to encourage and support those who wish to improve environments for people with Dementia, this course will introduce you to a systematic way of looking at the existing built environment and provide an understanding of what needs to be changed, and how the change might be accomplished.

Learning Objectives: ·        

  • To raise awareness of the workforce in creating a supportive environment for people living with Dementia
  • To inform the workforce about aspects of design that have proven to be effective in assisting people with Dementia
  • To provide a further understanding of the built environment and philosophy of care/operation philosophy needed to provide a positive experience and complement a person’s journey through the stages of living with Dementia
  • To understand the limits of what can be achieved in an existing setting, and to make informed decisions on how to modify the environment
  • Create an awareness of how a good environment can reduce confusion, agitation and encourage social interaction
  • Demonstrate how a poor environment only serves to increase confusion, agitation and a sense of being lost
  • To prevent helplessness when working with persons living with Dementia by providing ways of improving their surroundings and knowledge

 Course Code: DEM3DE 

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 1,4 & 5

CPD Value: 0.58