Dementia Resilience Training for Professionals
Training for professionals has different issues and points of focus than families, and this is due to the fact that you are now a new person entering the world of the Alzheimer’s patient. Starting from the beginning, you need to learn about the personality of the person who is new to your community and help them to fit in with their new surroundings. Studies show that maintaining positive emotions while facing adversity promote flexibility in thinking and problem solving. Positive emotions serve an important function in their ability to help an individual recover from stressful experiences and encounters. Your staff can learn ways to adopt the culture change movement and move away from task oriented care. In this customized training you and your staff will learn:
· What does it mean to be Resilient?
· What is Dementia and Alzheimer’s?
· Exploring the lobes of the brain and their functions
· History is a beautiful thing
· Preferences are the key to success!
· Ways to positively approach residents which will enhance their comfort and convenience
· Cueing for success! Let your resident do as much as the can as long as they can!
· Assessing behavior/reactions, and responding appropriately for the best outcomes
· Bathing and Grooming challenges
· Dining and eating challenges
· A face tells a thousand stories – behavior is a form of communication
. Engagement and Activities – How can we get the best involvement from our residents?
· Resilience is a wonderful trait when a resident kick, spit and hit!
We are RESILIENT, therefore our goal in this class will be to focus on what our person can still achieve, not what they have lost. Although we will take a close look at what each of you are currently experiencing at work with people with dementia (PWD’s) who have diminished abilities, we will take that information and learn how we can build a sensitive understanding of cognitive loss and building strategies to create positive daily interactions. The key will be to understand AD is not normal aging and that we now have accept that cognitive functioning is compromised. We will also explore and embrace residents rights.
Our classes offer practical advice and encouragement to manage living with dementia in your environment. By the end of the instructional hands-on program, you will discover that your actions can, and will, affect your ability to cope, make good choices, and create positive outcomes for you and your client. In this course, we cover many topics for professionals who care for people with all dementia and related diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, and Frontal Temporal, and Parkinson’s. diseases.
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