This in-depth online course is designed for healthcare workers providing frontline care to residents with dementia. Students will learn about how the brain functions, and how to identify at least eight types of dementia. Better understanding of these diverse diagnoses will assist staff in applying strategies for success in a needs-based, person-centred care model. Other key topics include improving the exchanges between families, colleagues, and residents, aimed at improving safety for all. Weekly assignments will inspire learners to consider new tools, perspectives, and understanding in support of residents using customized visual learning tools, engaging group discussions, and self-reflection assignments.
Members of the HEU, as defined by their criteria, may be eligible for funding towards the cost of the program tuition, through the FBA Education Fund. To learn more, please visit the HEU website.
This unique digital course will significantly enhance the skills of health care professional working closely with seniors in a Long Term Care recreational setting.
Curriculum Developer & Instructor – Deborah Provencher
This digital course is specifically recommended for: