RECOGNISING AND RESPONDING PROFESSIONALLY TO A PERSON WITH DELIRIUM, DEPRESSION AND DEMENTIA

Health and Aged Care staff are often left confused about what is actually causing the challenging behaviour being demonstrated by their client or resident.

 

This workshop clarifies the similarities and differences between these common conditions which may generate challenging behaviours, and provides staff with suggestions about how to meet their Duty of Care and professional responsibilities within clinical and care responses.

 

Participants will develop an understanding of;

  • the essential characteristics of Depression, Dementia and Delirium

  • the differences and similarities in the clinical and behavioural ‘picture’ presented by the individual with these disorders

  • the Duty of Care needs and issues associated with individuals with these disorders

  • requisite planning around the referral, care and risk management issues associated with individuals with these disorders.

 

WORKSHOP DURATION: 5 hours

MAX PARTICIPANT NUMBERS: 25

VENUE RESOURCES: Whiteboard, Large room to accommodate 25 seated in cabaret style groups of 5, screen or wall for data projection, power source

Handouts provided

Certificates of attendance provided