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Dementia Technology

Course Dates:  18 March 2015
21 October 2015
Type:  Full day: 9am - 4:30pm
Fee:  $275*
Location:  Blacktown, NSW
Instructor:  Ruwani Siriwardene
Esther Huber

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Course Description

Very practical - well paced good involvement from all.

The course is designed as an introduction for therapists and aged care workers to assist with the care of a person diagnosed with dementia.
The course explores assistive technology and strategies to enable people to remain safe in their environment and to promote independence. Areas covered include:

  • Orientation and memory loss
  • Maintaining relationships
  • Communication and decision-making
  • Equipment to make everyday living easier
  • Home environment and safety
  • Medication management
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Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Define dementia and its causes
  • Identify and understand the benefits of assistive technology
  • Apply knowledge of assistive technology to people with dementia
  • Be aware of communication strategies that can assist people with dementia
  • Understand how the home environment can support function for people with dementia and memory loss
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How to Register

To register for this course please fill out this registration form with payment details and send to:

  • Independent Living Centre NSW

    PO Box 8034
    Westpoint Blacktown
    NSW 2148

Registration forms may also be faxed with credit card details to:

  • (02) 8814 9656
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Early Bird Offers

*Early bird discounts are available for those who have booked/paid 3 weeks before course commencement. Discounts are also available for groups or organisations registering 5 or more participants.

Full day training

  • Standard Fee: $275 (incl. GST)
  • Early Bird Fee: $248 (incl. GST)
  • Group/Org Fee: $237 (incl. GST)

Half day training

  • Standard Fee: $165 (incl. GST)
  • Early Bird Fee: $149 (incl. GST)
  • Group/Org Fee: $143 (incl. GST)
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Cancellation & Refunds

When a cancellation or refund is unavoidable, you can:

  • Substitute a person in the course
  • Request a refund up to 7 days prior to the course (less 10% admin fee)
  • Request a transfer to another course

The ILC reserves the right to cancel a course when there are unforeseen circumstances. Notification of cancellation will be given by phone. If we cannot place the applicant in another course, we will refund the full amount.

The ILC is accessible for people with a disability. Additional learning support during training and assessment can be arranged with prior notice.

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Instructor Profile


Siriwardene at ILC

Ruwani Siriwardene

B.App.Sc.Occupational Therapy

Ruwani is an occupational therapist with a background in the area of geriatric rehabilitation and mental health. Ruwani has completed further study in the area of access and the built environment as well as the relationship between design elements and its impact on function.