DEME20002 – Supporting and caring for
people with Dementia
date: Wednesday 1st September 2021 5pm AEST (Week 7)
Length: 2000 words
therapeutic strategies and interventions for the care of people experiencing
4. Analyse the influence of
historical factors on the psychological health and behaviour of a person with
aim of this assessment is for you to demonstrate your understanding of the
impact of a person’s life experiences – psychosocial and health – on their
behaviour and how you can support the person to better manage their every-day living.
Select a case study from the unit Moodle site
and follow the three steps below
to complete your assessment:
1. Introduction [250-350] – introduce your case study and tell the reader what
you will be discussing, why you are discussing this person, and how you will
present the discussion.
2. Main Body (1300 -1500) of the case study
2a. Present (introduce, describe and provide demographic details) a client who
has a diagnosis of dementia.
2b. Provide their life experiences - psychosocial and health history - that may
be impacting their psychological health and behaviour.
2c. You will identify and justify using the peer reviewed literature two
suitable therapeutic interventions to support the person to better manage their
2d. Explain using the peer reviewed literature how you will evaluate the
success of the interventions.
3. Conclusion (250 – 350) Provide a summary of your discussion.
In this assessment use
at least 12 contemporary journal articles (<10 years) to support your
discussion. You may also use seminal scholarly literature where relevant.
Additional suitable references include textbooks and credible websites. When
sourcing information, consider the 5 elements of a quality reference: currency,
authority, relevance, objectivity, and coverage. Grey literature sourced from
the internet must be from reputable websites such as from government,
university, or peak national bodies: for example, the Australian College of
1. Include an introduction, body and
a conventional and legible size 12 font, such as Times New Roman or Arial, with
2.0 line spacing and 2.54cm page margins (standard pre-set margin in Microsoft
page numbers on each page in a footer.
should write in the third person.
formal academic language.
the seventh edition American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style.
The CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre has an online APA Referencing Style Guide.
word count is considered from the first word of the introduction to the last
word of the conclusion. The word count excludes the reference list but includes
in-text references and direct quotations.
You can use unit provided
materials and other credible sources (e.g. journal articles, books) to
reference your argument. The quality and credibility of your sources are
We recommend that you access your
discipline specific library guide: the Nursing and Midwifery Guide; Social Work and Community Services Guide.
10. We recommend you use
EndNote to manage your citations and reference list. More
information on how to use EndNote is available at the CQUniversity
11. For information on academic communication please go to the Academic Learning Centre Moodle site. The Academic Communication section has many
helpful resources including information for students with English as a second
12. Submit a draft before the due date to review your Turnitin
Similarity Score before making a final submission. Instructions are available here.
your assessment via the unit Moodle site, in the Assessment portal in
Microsoft Word format only.
to the marking rubric on the Moodle site for more detail on
how marks will be assigned.