Dementia 2 – The progression of dementia

Dementia 2 – The progression of dementia

Updated Feb 26, 2020

This is module 2 of a nine-part series looking at dementia. In this module, we look potentially reversible causes of dementia-like symptoms, and the changes in the individual as dementia progresses.  

This course has been mapped to the Aged Care Quality Standards 1, 2, and 3.

In this course the following areas will be covered: 

  • the effects of nutrition, poisons, drugs, endocrine abnormalities, other diseases on the individual to cause dementia-like symptoms 
  • the symptoms often experienced in each stage (mild, moderate and advanced) 
  • the diversity of the dementia journey. 

Business Outcomes 

Having insight into how different one person’s journey through dementia is from another person’s experience will enable a carer to provide appropriate support within a strengths-based approach to care.