Understanding Dementia 5 - Changed Behaviours

Understanding Dementia 5 - Changed Behaviours

This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of how behaviour we consider difficult and challenging in any care environment could be caused by many things, including our own behaviour.

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, 'Changing Behaviours', will cover:

  • the main causes of behaviour you might find difficult or challenging
  • how to understand the behaviour
  • what influences behaviour
  • the importance of interpersonal skills
  • understanding that the reality of the person with dementia may be different from ours
  • compulsory reporting, and
  • restraint in residential aged care.

Estimated duration

1 hour depending on previous experience which can be done over a 6 month duration.  You gain 1 CPD hour (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