LwD. Caring for Persons with Dementia

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About This Course 

This eLearning course is designed to enhance or develop team members’ knowledge on caring for residents living with dementia. The course introduces approaches and strategies to use while delivering personalized, quality care. The course includes interactive case scenarios that reflect the unique setting and context of care delivery in long-term care homes.

This interactive course is approximately 30 minutes long and includes: 

  • General overview of dementia
  • Providing care for a person living with dementia in the dining room
  • Providing care for a person living with dementia during activities
  • Providing care for a person living with dementia during personal care
  • Providing care for a person living with dementia during lifts and transfers

This eLearning course allows team members to review key facts about dementia, explore the symptoms of dementia, and recognize the four stages of dementia. This course shows techniques of how to best support residents living with dementia while highlighting the importance of using a person-centered approach.    


Funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Bruyère. The views expressed in this module are the views of the author(s) / presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

This eLearning module is based on the Champlain Dementia Network’s What you need to know to work with persons with dementia: A primer for those starting to work in dementia care (2009/2010). Revised content provided by the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère and The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.

Subject matter reviewers:

  • Bonnie Daros, RN, BScN, GNG ©, Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
  • Tracy Luciani, PH.D., Knowledge Broker, Ontario CLRI at Bruyere

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about providing quality care to residents living with dementia, take a look at the following resources: