Dementia Specific Training

Our new free training makes initiating end-of-life conversations and assessing palliative needs of people living with dementia easier, to enable better care. 

Who is the training for?

Our dementia training and resources have been specifically created for clinicians, managers, and careworkers in aged and primary care settings, to build greater confidence, capacity, and skills. This includes:

  • Registered and enrolled nurses, managers, care coordinators and allied health professionals.
  • Careworkers, support workers/assistants in nursing.
  • Dementia consultants.
  • Other health professionals working involved in the care of people living with dementia.

* The dementia specific resources are relevant to the above groups as well as General Practitioners (GPs) and other doctors working in aged or primary care.

What are the aims of the training?

The Advance Project (Dementia) training aims to enable better healthcare outcomes for people living with dementia, and to build capacity in aged and primary care to:

  • Initiate conversations about advance care planning with people living with different stages of dementia.
  • Empower and prepare families to advocate for the person’s end-of-life care wishes in the future.
  • Identify people with dementia who would benefit from a structured assessment of their palliative care needs.
  • Systematically assess the palliative care needs of the person living with dementia.
  • Identify those people with dementia who would most benefit from referral to specialist palliative care services.

How does the training make it easier to have courageous conversations with people living with dementia?

  • Our free, self-paced eLearning is specifically designed for clinicians, managers, and careworkers in aged and primary care, to build confidence, capacity, and skills.
  • Training is conveniently accessible online and walks you step-by-step through approaches and tips for having end-of-life conversations and assessing palliative care needs.
  • All the training modules feature interactive case-studies and engaging videos based on real-life scenarios.
  • Our free, practical suite of evidence-based dementia specific resources can be downloaded from our website.
  • The Advance Project Team are here for you if you have questions about the dementia specific training and resources, or want to share any feedback to improve them.

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Dementia Specific Course for Clinicians and Managers

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Dementia Specific Course for Careworkers, Assistants in Nursing and Support Workers

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Page last updated 15 November 2022