Building on your understanding of communication in dementia care and

 Building on your understanding of communication in dementia care and the unit content to date, you are required to write a report about an approach that enhances communication and engagement with one or more people living with dementia in a designated setting. You will choose one of the following settings for your report:

  • a dementia/aged care facility (where you work, volunteer, or visit someone with dementia);
  • your home (if you are caring for a family member); or
  • a dementia care setting which you have read about or watched footage of.

For your report, you need to consider the context and the people involved. Your report should specify:

  • one approach that is appropriate to the setting;
  • the proposed approach and the expected benefits of the proposed approach; and
  • potential constraints and enablers in implementing the proposed approach.

CriterionMeasures Intended Learning OutcomeCriterion 1Structure and organisation of ideas25%ILO 1, 2, 3Criterion 2Quality of content50%ILO 1, 2, 3Criterion 3Language use and writing conventions20%ILO 1, 2, 3Criterion 4Referencing5%ILO 1, 2, 3Task lengthYour report should have a maximum of 1,200 words (excluding the abstract and the reference list).Due by date23:59 (Hobart Time), Monday 12 Oct 2020 (Week 13) 

Assignment 3: Important notes 

1. Topic

– You are free to choose a topic related to approaches or interventions that enhance communication and engagement with one or more people living with dementia for your report. You could choose one of the following topic/sub-topic (Please note the list is not exhaustive). You could also work on another topic/sub-topic of interest, and you might want to check with me if your chosen topic/sub-topic is not listed here. 

  • (Multi-)sensory/environment approaches (e.g. aromatherapy, bright light therapy, Snoezelen room, or any modifications of the physical environment to address under- or overstimulation); 
  • Activity-based approaches (e.g. dance, art-based activities, walking, or gardening);
  • Memory and/or psychological aid approaches (e.g. reminiscence therapy, reality orientation, simulated presence therapy, memory albums/ life history books, music therapy, pet/toy therapy, or validation therapy). 

2. Structure

– The report should contain the following parts:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion and Recommendations
  • References 
  • Appendices (where applicable) 

3. Word count

– The word count (max. 1,200 words) includes:

  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion and recommendations 

4. Format

– The basic format requirements are:

  • Double space; 
  • 1 inch margins on all sides; 
  • Times New Roman 12pt (for the body text); and
  • Page header (The running head left and the page number right).

Here is a sample report template for your reference. A downloadable copy is also available in Content –> Assignment Information. You can use this template for your submission, or design another one. 

5. Submission 

– The file should be called:

FamilyNameGivenName_CAD117_Assignment3_Report

For example:

NguyenHoang_CAD117_Assignment3_Report

6. Report writing skills 

– The skills needed to complete a written report will be covered in the 4th Web-conferencing session on 17 September. This session will be recorded and the material used in the session will be available in Content –> Web-conferencing

Assignment 3: Rubric

Criteria

HD (80-100%)

DN (70-79%)

CR (60-69%)

PP (50-59%)

NN (<50%)

Structure and organisation of ideas

(25%)

The report clearly follows the recommended structure.

Ideas are logically organised and strongly linked to create a coherent and cohesive piece of work.

The report largely follows the recommended structure.

Ideas are mostly well organised and linked to maintain coherence and cohesion.

The report mostly follows the recommended structure.

Ideas are fairly well organised and linked, but there is a lack of connection and logical sequence at places.

The report satisfactorily follows the recommended structure.

There is some level of organisation, but some ideas are loosely linked,  disorganised or irrelevant.    

The report does not follow the recommended structure.

There is no or almost no attempt to organise and/or link ideas.Quality of content

(50%)

The chosen approach and its rationale are very clearly and thoroughly described.

The benefits, potential constraints, and enablers of the chosen approach are succinctly and critically discussed, with thorough examination of all relevant contextual, social and personal factors.

An extensive range of relevant scholarly literature is interpreted and synthesised, substantially supporting the key points/arguments.

The chosen approach and its rationale are clearly described.

The benefits, potential constraints, and enablers of the chosen approach are clearly discussed, taking into consideration many relevant contextual, social, and personal factors.

A wide range of relevant scholarly literature is interpreted and synthesised to support the key points/arguments.

The chosen approach and its rationale are fairly well described, with some omissions.

The benefits, potential constraints, and enablers of the chosen approach are fairly well discussed, taking into consideration some relevant contributing factors.

Some relevant scholarly literature is summarised and incorporated to support the key points/arguments.

The chosen approach and its rationale are adequately described, but with limited details.

The benefits, potential constraints, and enablers of the chosen approach are described, but with limited discussion of relevant contributing factors.

Some scholarly literature is referred to, although the relevance of these is not clear at places.

The chosen approach and its rationale are inadequately described;

The benefits, potential constraints, and enablers of the chosen approach are not adequately discussed or clarified.

Literature is referred to, but most are irrelevant, or misinterpreted.
OR Almost no or no external information is used to support the key points/arguments.Language use and writing convention

(20%)

Word choice, style, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and grammar are consistently used with no errors. Meaning is very clear.Word choice, style, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and grammar are used with a few minor errors. Meaning is clear.Word choice, style, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and grammar are relatively well used with some errors. Meaning is fairly clear.

There are many errors in word choice, style, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and grammar, but meaning is satisfactory.

Numerous errors are made in word choice, style, sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, and grammar, which impedes meaning.

Referencing

(5%)

Referencing, in both the text and the reference list, is used consistently and correctly.Referencing, in both the text and the reference list, is used consistently, but with some minor errors.Referencing, in both the text and the reference list, is used for the most part, or with some errors.

Referencing, in both the text and the reference list, is used sparingly, or with many errors or missing information.

There is almost no or no referencing, or referencing is used with numerous errors or missing information. 

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