Dementia – An Introduction to Dementia
Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a persons functioning. It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality and social skills. It is estimated that dementia affects 6.5 percent of all Australians aged 65 and over. This online Short Course identifies the common types of dementia and outlines models of dementia that can be used in any clinical or community setting.
What will I learn?
- Discriminate between dementia and what is not dementia
- Identify the different types of dementia
- Explore the models of dementia
- Assist with positive planning of an individual with dementia in your workplace
Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.