` Clinical Skills Online

Care of person with cognitive impairment (Delirium & Dementia)

Target Audience

Nursing Staff


To equip all staff with specific knowledge they need to when caring for a care recipient with dementia & delirium.


At the end of the session the participant should be able to

  • Identify the signs & symptoms of dementia & delirium
  • Manage the symptoms of dementia & delirium
  • Draw a plan of care for the patients with Dementia & Delirium
  • To promote individualised engagement with the clients social support network
  • Maintain a safe environment for both staff and client
  • Ensure effective collaboration with other relevant service providers


Alzheimer’s Victoria, viewed on the 26th of Feburary, 2016 <www.health.vic.gov.au/older-people-in-hospital> 

Victoria Government; 'Education for Carers', viewed on the 26th of Feburary 2016 <https://vic.fightdementia.org.au/vic/education-andconsulting/for-families-and-carers> 

Cognitive impairment identifier (cii) Victoria, viewed on the 25th of Feburary, 2016 <http://www.carersvictoria.org.au/>

Improving the environment for older people in health services: an audit tool, viewed on the 25th of Feburary, 2016 <http://www.bhs.org.au/node/130> 

Victoria Government, 'Dementia  Enabling Environment Principles, viewed on the 25th of Feburary, 2016 <https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/publications/polici esandguidelines/Improving%20the%20environment%2 0for%20older%20people%20in%20hospitals%20An%2 0audit%20tool> 

Principles.as px National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, 2011, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, viewed on 26th of Feburary, 2016 <http://www.enablingenvironments.com.au/.>

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