Recognising and Responding to Dementia
Centre for Remote Health

A two day workshop that will give you the skills you need to provide quality dementia care and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with dementia, their families and community.

Who should attend
The course is designed for primary health care and related workers who work in remote and Indigenous communities.

About the Short Course
Dementia is acknowledged as a significant issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities. Recent studies have found that the prevalence rates for Indigenous people are three to five times as high as for the non- Indigenous community. During the course you will develop a clear understanding of dementia as well as develop other skills and strategies to assess people, and assist both the person with dementia and their family in managing their dementia.  One of the assessment tools you will learn to use will be the Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA).

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this workshop the participants will be able to:

  1. Apply the concepts of Cultural Safety, Person Centred Care and the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF) in the context of working with people with dementia
  2. Describe changes associated with dementia in a person in terms of their sense of self, cognitive abilities, emotional states, behaviour and ability to look after themselves and others
  3. Describe the differences between dementia and other conditions such as delirium and depression that may have similar signs and symptoms.
  4. Use appropriate tools including the KICA to assess Indigenous clients for dementia.
  5. Develop a plan for the long term management of the person with dementia in their community.
  6. Source and utilise up-to-date resources in the management of people with dementia.

Heather Jensen
Annie Farthing

Course Dates
Alice Springs
Wednesday 21 March - Thursday 22 March 2018


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