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Dementia Course Online: What is Dementia?

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
Frontline Care Solutions
Endorsed By
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)

Understanding Dementia course: What is Dementia?

Understanding Dementia: What is Dementia? is one of Kineo’s three dementia-specific online learning courses. These courses are designed solely for the aged care sector. 

This course increases the learner’s understanding of life with dementia and its impact. It also provides behavioural training in how to care for and support people living with dementia. 

Online learning is a key part of aged care professional development. Because of this, ‘What is Dementia?’, is designed to fit in with any organisation’s training mix. The course can be used as a part of Kineo’s Understanding Dementia suite or as a standalone title. The course has a Further Resources sub-menu that can be used for professional development and those that want to take a deeper-dive into the subject.

This online learning course is designed to align with the Aged Care Quality Standards. It has been developed in collaboration with experts, including Kineo clients working in the aged care sector, to ensure the course is fit-for-purpose.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is not a mental illness. It is a syndrome or group of symptoms that affect the person living with dementia in different ways.

Dementia involves the gradual loss of memory, the ability to think clearly, sensory stimulation and the ability to perform everyday activities. This is why an individual approach to care and support is best. The causes of dementia vary and the experience can be different from person to person, and even from moment to moment.

Target Audience

The ‘Understanding Dementia: What is Dementia?’ Course is designed specifically for carers and other health professionals who provide care for a person/people living with dementia. 

The online learning is applicable to learners in residential aged care services, home services and flexible care services. This course is suitable for new and experienced carers.

Learning Outcomes

This course provides aged care professionals with training in:

  • What the term 'dementia' means.
  • The impact on a person living with dementia.
  • The need to provide a person-centred approach to care.

Course Features

‘Understanding Dementia: What is Dementia?’ Is a focused online training course featuring the following:

  • 20 minutes course duration 
  • Videos
  • Interactive activities 
  • Accessibility functionality for WCAG AA compliance
  • Full course voiceover
  • Assessments at the end of each section
  • Look and feel specific to an aged care environment
  • Certificate of completion
  • Further resources menu
  • Adaptics - Kineo’s pre-assessment technology

Course Suite

This course is the first of three courses in the Understanding Dementia suite. The other two are:

  • Understanding Dementia: Person-Centred Care
  • Understanding Dementia: Effective Communication

Endorsed by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA).

The AHHA endorses this course as meeting AHHA’s standards for educational quality and usability with the content having been developed by an appropriately credentialed subject matter expert.

Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Voice Over
Digital Credentialing
Video Intro
Dementia Course Online: What is Dementia?
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Dementia care, Mental Health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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