Ontario CLRI showcases new bilingual online learning module on dementia

Posted On: November 4, 2015

The Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at Bruyère had the opportunity to exhibit at the 8th Annual Canadian Conference on Dementia held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on October 1-3, 2015. The Ontario CLRI showcased its new bilingual dementia eLearning module for new and current staff in long-term care homes titled, “Caring for persons with dementia: An education resource for long-term care staff”.

The module, based on the Champlain Dementia Network’s 2009/2010 booklet, “What you need to know to work with persons with dementia: A primer for those starting to work in dementia care”, provides an overview of dementia, the 8As of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The module includes four different scenarios, each narrated by a different care staff who provides ideas, approaches and strategies LTC staff can use when they are providing care to residents living with dementia. The four scenarios include: Providing dementia care in the dining room, during activities, during personal care and during lifts and transfers.

The module can be downloaded or viewed for free.

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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