Understanding Dementia 4 - Activities and Occupation

Understanding Dementia 4 - Activities and Occupation

This course has been developed to give you a better understanding of the importance that activities and being occupied have in promoting quality of life for people with dementia. It will assist you in developing practical ideas on how to keep people with varying levels of dementia active and occupied.

Working with people who have dementia is not easy. It can be upsetting, trying and challenging, but it can also be very rewarding and satisfying.

This series is made of up five courses, each providing training in different aspects of dementia care. The aim of this is to provide an understanding of dementia, with the goal of:

  • giving you a better understanding of what living with dementia is like, and
  • making working with people affected by dementia more rewarding for them and you.

Learning Outcomes

This course, 'Activities and Occupation', will cover:

  • the importance of providing activities for people with dementia and keeping them occupied
  • how to provide appropriate kinds of activities
  • the importance of being part of care planning and the review process, and
  • the value of reminiscence through activity.

Estimated duration

30 minutes - 1 hour depending on previous experience which can be done over a 6 month duration.  You gain 1 CPD hours (Continuing Professional Development) upon successful completion of the course.

Target audience

This series is aimed at anyone who knows or is responsible for caring for someone with dementia.


The Understanding Dementia series has been developed against the Australian competency 'CHCAGE005: Provide support to people living with dementia'.

The courses features:

  • Adaptics - e3's unique approach to refresher training
  • professional audio
  • animation and interactivity
  • WCAG 2.0 accessibility
  • multi-device compatible
  • assessments, and
  • a certificate of completion.

Course availability: 6 months
Category: Aged Care