About the Training
This four-hour professional training from the Alzheimer's Association Foundations of Dementia Care allows long-term care staff to learn essential skills for dementia care through role-playing exercises and discussions using realistic film clips and case studies. Each training offers the following four modules and learning objectives:
(1) Define dementia and its symptoms. (2) Discuss how these symptoms affect the ability of people to function. (3) Describe some basic ways to help people with dementia.
(1) List five communication challenges faced by people with dementia. (2) Discuss non-verbal communication strategies. (3) List five components of a positive physical approach. (4) Discuss 10 guidelines for improving verbal communication.
(1) Describe five ways dementia affects behavior. (2) Discuss why people with dementia may behave in certain ways. (3) Explain when a behavior becomes a concern. (4) Use the Cues and Clues model to discuss a case study.
(1) Identify the social needs of people with dementia. (2) Discuss ways that social needs can be met. (3) Describe techniques to better understand people with dementia. (4) Discuss why engaging people with dementia is important. (5) Demonstrate how to interact with people with dementia at all stages of the disease. (6) Practice being creative when engaging people with dementia.
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Dates and Locations
No in-person professional trainings are scheduled at this time. We encourage you to visit our web-based training opportunities.
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How to Register
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