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Dementia Care Essentials: Charting the Path to Understanding and Empowerment

Workshop overview:

Support workers play a pivotal role in the care of individuals living with dementia, and gaining a comprehensive understanding of this condition is essential for providing compassionate and effective care.

This workshop offers valuable insights into dementia’s various facets. Firstly, it equips support workers with a deep understanding of the stages of dementia and the trajectory of the illness, allowing them to empathetically step into the world of those affected. It demystifies Sundowner’s Syndrome and uncovers the intricate connections between mood, behaviour, and unmet needs, facilitating better care planning.

The training equips support workers with improved communication and conflict resolution skills. It will deepen their comprehension of dementia’s impact on independence, daily tasks, and cognitive functions. Moreover, this webinar delves into the caregiver’s perspective, enabling support workers to build empathetic relationships, manage caregiver stress, and create meaningful, personalised activities for individuals with dementia.

This holistic approach ensures that support workers not only provide better care but also offer valuable support and guidance to families and caregivers.

Who should attend: 

This workshop is ideal for front line workers.

Outcomes of this workshop:

  • Explore the seven stages of dementia, prevalence statistics, and the trajectory of the illness. Learn to identify signs of deterioration, including the often-misunderstood Sundowner’s Syndrome.
  • Gain insights into how mood, behaviour, and personality changes are linked to unmet needs, and discover strategies for improving communication and managing conflict.
  • Understand the impact of dementia on independence, daily tasks, and cognitive functions, including memory, judgment, and problem-solving.
  • Delve into the caregiver’s perspective, focusing on relationships, stress management, and building empathy.
  • Empower families by providing guidance on framing non-threatening conversations about support services needed for independent living.
  • Learn to create a resource kit tailored to your community’s needs, ensuring a supportive environment for individuals with dementia.
  • Join us in this transformative workshop to enhance your understanding of dementia, foster empathy, and make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by this challenging condition.

About the facilitator:

Tanya Dave is a Gerontologist with over 25 years of experience in the aged and community care sector. She has an unwavering passion for understanding the complexities of aging. Tanya’s expertise lies in developing innovative strategies and interventions to empower older individuals facing complex health issues, challenging behaviours, and social isolation. She is known for her ability to manage complex cases and takes great pride in witnessing her clients’ overcome obstacles.

Tanya is a strong advocate for the power of community in addressing the challenges of aging. She holds a Masters in Gerontology and is the Director of IAgewell, a company that publishes “Lifestyle 55+” magazine, organizes senior expos, offers community education, and provides private case management services. She is the founder of the innovate MindHubs and Transition Gateway Platform.

Tanya’s commitment to advocacy is evident in her establishment of the Sunshine Coast Senior Leadership Awards and her involvement in various organizations dedicated to healthy aging. She is on a mission to redefine aging and empower individuals and communities to embrace the possibilities of growing older.

Date: 19 August 2024

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm AEST


ACCPA Members:

  • 1-2 people: $289.00 inc GST each
  • 3 or more Group Discount: $260.00 inc GST each

Non Members: $462.00 inc GST each

Date: 18 November 2024

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm AEDT


ACCPA Members:

  • 1-2 people: $289.00 inc GST each
  • 3 or more Group Discount: $260.00 inc GST each

Non Members: $462.00 inc GST each

Date: 27 February 2025

Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm AEDT


ACCPA Members:

  • 1-2 people: $289.00 inc GST each
  • 3 or more Group Discount: $260.00 inc GST each

Non Members: $462.00 inc GST each

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