Dementia Care Mapping (DCM™) for Realising Person-centred Care

DCM is an observational tool developed by the Bradford Dementia Group, designed to evaluate the quality of care from the perspective of the person living with dementia. It is used in care settings such as day care services, hospitals and nursing homes.  Based on the philosophy of Person-Centred Care, DCM promotes a holistic care approach which upholds the personhood of the person with dementia.  The information gathered from DCM is used to develop individualized care plans to bring about changes which enhance the wellbeing of persons with dementia.


This 4-day course equips participants to use DCM within their own organization or workplace. It covers the underlying philosophy of Person-Centred Care, four DCM-coding frames, rules governing coding, processing of data, and practical issues around briefing and providing feedback to care staff. A Basic User certification is awarded by the University of Bradford.

Target Audience Health and Social Care Practitioners who have an interest in evaluating and transforming the quality of care for persons with dementia in care settings.
Dates 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24 Sep 2020
Time 2.30pm-5.30pm
Venue Online Training
Closing Date for Registration 4 Sep 2020


Course Fee: $1,819 (Inclusive of GST)

Application Procedure

  1. All applications must be made online through at least 14 days prior to the course commencement.
  2. Applicants are to ensure that they meet the entry requirements before proceeding to register for the course.
  3. Applicants should read through the ADA Academy Terms and Conditions before registering for our workshops.
  4. All registrations received before closing date will be deemed confirmed unless otherwise specified.
  5. An invoice will be issued prior to the course commencement. Payment needs to be made prior to course commencement.

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Our Trainer

Ms Carol Fusek currently is a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) and works with ADA in a paid and volunteer capacity, in particularly, supporting Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) and Person Centred Care (PCC) training. Since 2002, Carol has pursued her community-focused interests and has been certified by the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, in the DCM method. In 2004, she earned an advanced mapping certification and evaluator status. In 2013, Carol earned her certification as a DCM trainer. Carol has a strong background in delivering executive coaching and consulting services to corporate and not for profit clients across the Asia-Pacific region where she has lived and worked since 1991. Prior to this, she was Associate Director, Customer Service & Logistics Asia, Procter & Gamble, where during her 26-year career she held various leadership roles.

Carol is a native of California in the US and a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she earned two Bachelor’s degrees. She is a Coach U Core Essentials Graduate, a certified NLP Master Practitioner and coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF); and certified in the application of the latest neuroscience to succeed in collaboration, decision making, and leading change.