6 July 2009

New dementia resources available from DoHA

A number of new free dementia resources are now available from the Department of Health and Ageing.

To order any of the products listed below please advise people to contact National Mailing and Marketing on (02) 6269 1000.

1. Dementia Training Resource for People with Special Needs – CALD focus
Living with Dementia: A Vietnamese Family Story (Alzheimer’s Australia)

This project involved the development and piloting of training resources, in consultation with stakeholders, to support improved dementia awareness and care for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The resources include a CD ROM containing the basic building block of the three areas of knowledge (dementia, communication and cross-cultural competence) taken from the Community Services Training Package, a hard copy version of the CD ROM, a workbook and optional assessment materials

2. Dementia Training Resource for People with Special Needs – rural and remote access
Local Knowledge: A dementia care e-learning resource for rural and remote aged care workers (Alzheimer’s Australia WA)

This project involved the development and piloting of an e-learning training resource, in consultation with stakeholders, to support improved dementia awareness and care for people from rural and remote areas. This web/CD ROM based product allows rural and remote care workers and volunteers to undertake self-paced, on demand dementia care training.

3. Dementia Training Resource for People with Special Needs – a focus on younger people
2 Young 4 Dementia - Meeting the Needs of People with Younger Onset Dementia (Alzheimer’s Australia ACT)

This project involved the development and piloting of training resources to support improved dementia awareness and care for younger people with dementia, their carers and families. The training products include a DVD ROM, supporting manuals, worksheets and other guides that can be utilized in relevant work and care environments. Focus group input and case studies provide the basis of a DVD about young people who live with dementia.

4. Dementia Training Resource for People with Special Needs – rural/remote, people living alone focus
Staying at home with dementia - how the environment, technology and you can help (Baptist Community Services ACT/NSW)

This project involved the development and piloting of training resources to assist care workers, volunteers, service providers and family carers of people with dementia who live alone at home. The resources include help sheets, posters, a brochure, DVD and web-based virtual tour of the Baptist Community Services Age Friendly Home. They provide information about options such as assistive technologies and equipment and environment adaptation and will allow people with dementia and people in rural and remote community’s easy access to educational information and on-line resources. The assistive technology house is located in Marsfield in Sydney; the house is complete and receiving visitors.

5. Dementia Training Resource for People with Special Needs – CALD focus Strangers in a Strange Land (Workplace Initiatives Learning)

This project involved the development of a CD ROM of interactive learning materials, with accompanying resource sheets, for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and will be designed with a particular understanding of the needs of older carers in mind.

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