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Category: DTA in the News

A home for all ages

Construction has started on a house set to change how older people live, underpinned by a set of design principles developed by DTA Executive Director, Professor Richard Fleming.

Building capacity in responsive care

Elizabeth Beattie introduces Dementia Training Australia’s new Responsive Behaviours Consultancy – a staff training program to help residential aged care organisations address and reduce dementia related responsive behaviours.

LGBTI e-learning course ‘a step in the right direction’

A new short, online and free course aimed at assisting workers across the health and aged care sectors become culturally competent in relation to working with Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning (LGBTIQ) people with dementia, that kicked off in October, has been welcomed with open arms and positive feedback.

New training on homelessness and dementia

Dementia among the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless is one of six diverse groups featured in a series of national workshops getting underway this month.

Aged care workforce taskforce announcement

An ‘expert taskforce’ aimed at developing a wide-ranging workforce strategy focused on supporting safe, quality aged care for senior Australians has today been announced by Government. The taskforce will include DTA Director Professor Andrew Robinson.

New medication app for staff working with dementia

Dementia Training Australia has released a new mobile app to assist staff involved in medication management to provide quality use of medicines for people living with dementia.

Tailored to fit: DTA Tailored Training Packages

Acknowledging government concerns about the effectiveness of training for improving the care of people with dementia, Richard Fleming describes an approach for those organisations that dare to imagine having staff and residents who understand what is going on, can manage their surroundings and find meaning in their activities.

Short e-learning course on caring for LGBTI people with dementia

A new online course has been launched to help health and aged care workers deliver inclusive care and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people with dementia.

Salutogenesis: shifting the focus of care to wellness

A salutogenic approach, which focuses on factors for health and wellbeing rather than disease, has enormous relevance in aged care, and particularly dementia care, writes Professor Richard Fleming.