Understanding dementia and the implications for the legal practitioner

Course ID ID18092_PSK

  • Online
  • 1
  • All
  • 1 CPD POINTS

Over the next decade an increasing number of clients will be affected by dementia. It is of significant importance that legal professionals have the knowledge and skills to identify clients with dementia and to determine their client’s capacity. Please join this on-demand online seminar, one of two online seminars on the topic of dementia to be launched during Dementia Awareness Month in September.

Price

Full Price $120.00

Alumni/Member Price $108.00

Dates

Start date:

01 April 2018

End date:

31 March 2019

About This Course

Overview

In this on-demand online seminar following issues will be addressed:

  • What is dementia? (participants will be able to define dementia and its causes)
  • The impact of dementia on the person with dementia and their carers (participants will be able to consider the impact of dementia symptoms on a person)
  • Determining capacity with evidence of cognitive impairment (participants will be able to recognise the signs that may impact upon capacity)
 

Designed for

This seminar complies with the mandatory requirement of Substantive Law.

 

 

Presenter biography

Pam Davis

Dementia Educator at Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Pam is currently employed with Alzheimer’s Australia NSW as a Senior Educator, responsible for the development and delivery of professional, carer and volunteer dementia education.

Pam has worked with people with dementia for the past 32 years in both residential aged care and community care settings. Her roles have included direct support, coordination and case management.

Pam has been employed in both local and federal governments in community development and project management roles. She has also managed a private home support agency.

Pam has had extensive experience working with staff and carers through these programs and has provided carers with information, education, advocacy and support

Pam has qualifications in Dementia, Home Science, Leisure and Recreation, Case Management and Workplace Assessment and Training. Pam is also accredited in ‘Montessori for Dementia’ a rehabilitative therapy program for the person with dementia, using Montessori methods of engagement in meaningful activities.

 

Delivery

Please check the technical requirements for accessing this online seminar contained here. 

Once registered we will send you the access information you will need to log on to our Learning Portal from where you will be able to view the seminar.  

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