Advanced Topics in Dementia Care
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explore and analyse reasons for the prevalence of specific types of dementia in seldom-heard groups.
- Identify issues relevant to people living with dementia from seldom-heard groups, and their carers.
- Examine and reflect on the challenges experienced, and how this can translate into effective care, for people with dementia from seldom-heard groups, and their carers.
- Evaluate and apply evidence-based contemporary knowledge to support the needs of people with dementia from seldom-heard groups, and their carers.
- Unit overview Introduction
- Age and Dementia Friendly Communities
- Sexualities and dementia
- Indigenous Australians and dementia
- People with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, care leavers and dementia
- People with dementia who are in prison
- People with dementia who are homeless
- People with dementia who are veterans
- Physical disability and dementia
- Intellectual disability and dementia
- Younger-onset dementia
- Other seldom-heard groups
- Raising community awareness
- Photovoice Project
- Review – Looking back to look forward
This subject will present a range of advanced topics related to international best practice in dementia care. This year, Advanced Topics in Dementia Care focuses on understanding and addressing the issues faced by people with dementia in seldomheard groups. We will explore the experiences of people with dementia, from culturally and linguistically diverse groups, with diverse sexual orientation or gender identity, residing in correctional service facilities, living with comorbidities (physical and intellectual), who are homeless, those who are care leavers (includes child migrants and stolen generations) and veterans. We will explore assumptions and possible prejudices, raise awareness of health issues, and investigate how we can improve assessment, management and care to help overcome the challenges faced by many in these seldom-heard groups.
- Group task (2%)
- Introduction on Discussion Board (25%)
- personalised activity (3%)
- Photovoice project reflective (40%)
- Reflective critique (30%)