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Dementia friendly societies are designed to support people to live well with dementia through a range of integrated social, environmental and physical strategies. This advanced level unit explores the challenges of building dementia friendly societies with, and for people living with dementia. The unit will enable students to critically explore contemporary issues and concepts related to dementia friendly societies, prior to applying learning in their own communities.

This unit is available to students from other courses, subject to meeting any prerequisites.

Summary 2020

Unit name Dementia Friendly Societies
Unit code CAD308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre
Discipline Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Dr Helen Courtney-Pratt

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse and interpret social, environmental and physical characteristics that comprise key elements of dementia friendly societies

2. Engage collaboratively with people who are living with dementia

3. Critically reflect on own world views and how they are socially constructed

4. Lead and contribute to collaborative work with peers and community to enhance individual and group learning and their role in supporting people living with dementia

5. Lead and contribute to collaborative work with peers and community to enhance individual and group learning

6. Apply knowledge of dementia friendly societies in communities to make recommendations and develop evaluation frameworks



Band Field of Education
2 069900

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CAD203 and (CAD204 or CAD208)



Critical Exploration of media representations of people living with dementia (15%)

Discussion posts (40%)

Portfolio and Reflection (45%)

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