Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias 8 Hour Basic Curriculum Training Course
Enjoy a full 8 hour day of interactive learning. Using adult learning strategies, professional staff are presented with essential dementia-related concepts that are reinforced through critical thinking exercises and return demonstration — with the goal of improving daily practice and care. .
Our time together will cover the following key topics:
- Fundamentals of Dementia: Recognize how changes in the brain impact thinking, motor function and behavior
- Effective Communication: Demonstrate effective and compassionate communication strategies from early through late stages of dementia
- Understanding Dementia: Examine strategies that mitigate hoarding, paranoia, hallucination and “sun-downing.”
- Challenging Behaviors: Identify various “triggers” that may underlie episodes of agitation/aggression. Integrate strategies known to calm and de-escalate agitation without the use of sedatives or other psychotropic medications.
- Safety: Identify safety issues resulting from cognitive and motor changes and approaches for prevention
- Activities of Daily Living: Recognize ways to support independence and dignity with dressing, eating, bathing, walking and toileting
Program offered to health care organizations located in Chicago and surrounding suburbs
Cost for program and materials: $1,500