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"The most important thing in communications is to hear what isn't being said".
-Peter Drucker-

DEMENTIA & COMMUNICATION

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Price

Duration

4 sessions

IMPROVE AND MAINTAIN COMMUNICATION WITH INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING DEMENTIA
A comprehensive caregiver training program focusing on the holistic principals of nurturing the mind, body and spirit.

What will it cover?

SESSION #1

DEMENTIA BASICS

* What is dementia

* Basic introduction to brain function

* How dementia alters the brain

* Causes of dementia

* What is Alzheimer’s dementia

* Dementia symptoms

* Stages of dementia

*Neuronal dysfunction

*Brain’s chemical factory

*Neuroplasticity: “Use it or lose it”


SESSION #2

UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF DEMENTIA

* Memory loss (Short/long term)

* Forgetting names & roles

* Personality changes

* Empathy loss

*Altered sense of time.

Present awareness, time travel (dementia episodes)

* Delusions & hallucinations

* Out of control emotions

Anger, depression, sadness, withdrawal


SESSION # 3

PERCEPTION CHANGES

*Sensory alterations (This section has experiential exercises

and requires some materials)

* Self-perception loss

* Conscious/Subconscious Mind

* Is brain & mind the same?

* Consciousness & awareness

* Loss of Mind/Body Connection

Spatial perception loss


SESSION #4

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION

WITH THOSE WITH DEMENTIA

* Why communication is essential

* Description of communication

Verbal, non-verbal, visual, written

* How emotions are contagious

* Addressing difficult behavior

* Methods to improve communication

*How to verbally communicate effectively

*Non-verbal communication techniques

*Using visual Cues

* How to use heart Communication


COURSE CLOSURE:

Short review of the course

Questions & Answers

If you're ready to enroll, click on the button to register and get all details and payment options.

Or Contact Me on WhatsApp

+506 8706 0496

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“When you change the way you look at something, it changes”.

What is the course like?

  • In this Communication four-part series you acquire valuable insights into understanding the altered perception of those experiencing dementia, what causes their behavior and how to improve interaction and communication with them.

  • This course provides specialized information on brain function, how dementia changes the neuro-system and effects the mind, perception and behavior.

What will you achieve?

  • Through a series of empathy building exercises, you develop a deeper insight into the inner world of those experiencing dementia which allows you to step into their shoes. 

  • By applying our techniques to improve both verbal and nonverbal communication you gain practical tools to meet the progressing challenges and address most situations that arise. 

  • The care suggestions create an atmosphere of trust and harmony and strengthens the emotional bonds between you.

  • Innovative teaching techniques increases the ability to resolve difficult situations while learning methods to manage personal stress and regain a sense of personal empowerment.

Can other members of the family participate?

Information coming soon.

Can the schedule be modified?

Information coming soon.

Your seminar presented dementia information in a way that non-professionals easily understood. Our ombudsmen could hardly wait to share this information at the nursing homes they were assigned.

 

Beth Simpson

Long-term care Ombudsman Program 

Missouri Agency on Aging

If you're ready to enroll, click on the button to register and get all details and payment options.

Or Contact Me on WhatsApp

+506 8706 0496

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