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1 Dementia Education and Training Resources

2 Local workshops and events for 2015 NZQA Online training Websites

3 Local workshops and events for 2015 Wgtn Dementia Community Network Meetings held bimonthly National Dementia Cooperative Knowledge Exchange Forum December 3 –Wellington Mary Potter Hospice Te Omanga Hospice Changing Minds September 4 – Lower Hutt Alzheimers Wellington

4 Mary Potter Hospice Workshops and seminars Resources Contact individual hospice for availability and cost

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6 Te Omanga hospice Te Omanga Hospice and local residential aged care facilities once again join to present the well respected biennial ‘Changing Minds’ Seminar. When: Friday 4 September Where: Little Theatre, Lower Hutt A TIME FOR A CHANGE Meeting the palliative needs of people with Dementia Details available on

7 Workshops for health professionals Dementia awareness Promoting positive interactions Coming soon...Health professionals presentations/workshops related to the Dementia Pathway Call Emma to discuss; or ;

8 Workshops for people diagnosed with a dementia and their families Welcome to My World for family & friends Living well after diagnosis Call Emma to discuss; or ;

9 Dementia MOOC The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC),University of Tasmania's Understanding Dementia, is a 9-week online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can register. The next offering will be held in 2015 Can be used as a basis for more individualised programme (Anne)

10 Learn online for free Choose a high quality free course from a range of topics; from Science & Technology to Arts & Humanities, from Body & Mind to Business & Management. E.g. Medicines Adherence Science of Medicines Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson’s Disease https://www.futurelearn.com/

11 Health professionals and students, family caregivers, friends of and affected individuals, and others interested in learning about dementia and quality care will benefit from completing the course. Led by Drs. Nancy Hodgson and Laura Gitlin, participants will acquire foundational knowledge in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurocognitive disorders in this 5-week course. https://www.coursera.org/course/dementiacare Coursera

12 Social Care Insitute for Excellence Guides, tools, elearning, films and research to help improve your knowledge, skills and practice on dementia

13 HOPE Resource The Ministry of Health developed Let’s get real: Real skills for people working in mental health and addictions a framework that describes the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required to deliver effective mental health and addiction services The MHSOP e-resource is an adjunct to the Real Skills framework. Provides a workbook journal and a coaches guide

14 NZ Formulary The NZF is an independent resource providing healthcare professionals with clinically validated medicines information and guidance on best practice, enabling healthcare professionals to select safe and effective medicines for individual patients.

15 NZQA - Level 4 Unit Standards The limited credit programme; developed for residential care staff US 23920, US 23921, US 23922, US These four existing dementia unit standards are due for revision as part of the Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Health Support) Level 4 qualification – this phase is due to commence in the next month or so.

16 NZQA – Level 3 Unit Standards Developed for community based care staff. US Describe interaction, supports, and reporting for people with dementia in an aged care, health, or disability context (Level 3, 8 credits) A new level 3, 8 credit unit standard has been created called Provide person-centred care when supporting a person living with early-stage dementia. It is anticipated that this will approved and on the framework within the next month or so. These two units will form part of the Health and Wellbeing Level 3 qualification and the new Unit Standard can also be a standalone training option

17 Open Minds, Open Doors A training option for community based support workers based on the new unit standard and the Walking In Anothers Shoes training. This has been offered to homebased care providers and will commence once the US has been approved by NZQA. Keep an eye on Careerforce website for updates

18 Friendly Neighbourhood HP Sessions available on request and dependent on individual availability Formal/Informal E.g. Behaviour Indicative of an Unmet Need Delirium Psychotropic Medications


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