Alzheimers Northland – Professional Training workshop

Understanding Dementia and Behaviours

Come and learn about dementia. What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s, what can cause dementia, and how the brain can be affected. Learn why people with dementia’s behaviours change, and how we can best deal with those behaviours that challenge us.
This course is for professional care agencies, medical centres and any organisation that deals with dementia. This course is aimed at providing understanding, and practical strategies and solutions to working with people with dementia.

Content of training

Understanding Dementia

The difference between dementia and Alzheimers

The four most common types of dementia

What can cause dementia

What happens in the brain and how it affects function, logic, and reasoning

Behaviours that challenge us, and strategies to deal with this

How do we view dementia?

What might it be like to walk in the shoes of someone with dementia?

What can cause behaviours that challenge us?

Understand the unmet needs of the person with dementia.

How best to communicate with someone with dementia.

Strategies to deal with behaviours that challenge us.

Where: Alzheimer’s House, 148 Corks Road, Tikipunga
When: Wednesday, May 8th, 10am-12pm.
Cost: $30/person
RSVP: to Maria Nicol
 Phone: 09 407 3010
 Email:

Link to flyer Alz Northland Prof Training Flyer_Whangarei