DTSC March 2016 eNewsletter
Welcome to the fourth edition of the DTSC eNewsletter
The March issue brings you news of education opportunities and resources including;
The just launched Caring for LGBTI people with Dementia eLearning course.
Optimising medication management for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) project resource suite.
The latest from the AJDC including the National Dementia Essay Competition winning entries.
Our eNewsletter will be published four times a year to bring news about Dementia Training Study Centre (DTSC) projects, events and happenings from all five centres across Australia.
The SA/NT DTSC has just released a new eLearning package, Caring for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) People with Dementia, designed to assist workers across the health and aged care sectors become culturally competent in working with LGBTI people with dementia. Continue reading
WA DTSC is developing a suite of resources including a flow chart, reference cards and reminder stickers, to specifically address optimal use of anti-psychotic medication in the management of BPSD. Piloting of the resources in four states will begin soon. Continue reading
QLD DTSC and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offer a short course, Palliation in Dementia Care, each year in Semester 2. The course is offered online/externally and can be undertaken at either a professional development or post-graduate level. Continue reading
WA DTSC is continuing their program of “train the trainer” workshops for the Hierarchic Dementia Scale-Revised (HDS-R). A forum for users and people interested in the HDS-R has also been established and training via video conferencing is being developed. Continue reading
The 2015 National Dementia Essay Competition winners were announced recently. The two first-prize winners are Giverny Witheridge – The dialogue of dementia, and Shan Crosbie – What are the benefits of engaging with the visual arts in a gallery environment for people living with dementia in Australia?
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has launched a national campaign to improve knowledge and care practices to provide better outcomes and reduce the risk of harm to people with cognitive impairment in hospital. Continue reading