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Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title: 10 signs of Dementia - Alzheimers NZ

Source/Link: NZ http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/about-dementia/the-10-warning-signs


Description: 10 signs of dementia resources. Several different formats are available, including infographic, pamphlet and text.

Target Audience: Carers, care home staff, families, older people, GP, RN, OT.

Appropriate Audience: Most people may benefit from a resources of this type.

Notes: Please contact Alzheimers NZ for NZ resource, or your regional Alzheimers or Dementia organisation. Please note, internationally there are different formats (that may be of use to different audiences) that present very similar information.

Pricing: Printing costs for these resources vary, but you can download and print this for yourself or organisation.

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 13 Dec 2016, 2:36 PM

Title: The Wicking Centre massive open online course (MOOC): Understanding Dementia

Source/Link: http://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/understanding-dementia

Website: https://mooc.utas.edu.au/enrolments and https://mooc.utas.edu.au/courses

Description: Participants in the Understanding Dementia MOOC will gain an increased knowledge of dementia, including its causes, symptoms and ways of responding to the needs of people living with the condition. The aim of this fully on-line course is to maximise the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers. Participants will learn about the brain, the diseases causing dementia, and the person experiencing the condition, and have the opportunity to engage with a community of like-minded participants from across the globe.

Target Audience: People with an interest in dementia. This is an appropriate course for health care practitioners entering the field of dementia care, students, carers and families that wish to know more about dementia.

Appropriate Audience: All people with an interest in dementia will benefit from this course.

Notes: The Wicking Centre runs this MOOC several times over the course of the year. This is an Australian based course.

Pricing: This is a freely available MOOC run by the Wicking Centre out of University of Tasmania.

Contact Person: Access to the MOOC’s designed by the Wicking Centre require registration. Upon registration, you can join discussion boards. The contact page can be found here http://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/understanding-dementia/feedback

Contacts for the Wicking Centre can be found on this webpage: http://www.utas.edu.au/wicking/contact-us

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 10 May 2017, 1:35 PM

Title: Careerforce - Describe interaction, supports and reporting for people with dementia in an aged care, health, or disability context -Unit standard 26974 iLearn resource

 

Source/Link: http://ilearn.careerforce.org.nz/course/view.php?id=5

 

Description: This is an open online course developed by Alzheimer's NZ and Careerforce for people interested in understanding how to support someone with dementia. Topics include: Dementia and its effects; Interacting with a person with dementia; Community support services for people with dementia; Reporting requirements for dementia carers.

 

Target Audience: Family/Whānau, Home & Community Care support workers, Aged residential care staff

 

Contact:

Freephone: 0800 277 486
Phone: 03 371 9295
Email: info@careerforce.org.nz
Fax: 03 371 9285

 

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 28 Jun 2017, 3:21 PM