This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the difference in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The learner will develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral changes occur. Learners will also develop new skills related to approach, cueing and ability to connect with people affected by dementia. The Workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction. The workshop will also address typical issues that occur from early stages of the condition, through mid-disease, and into the final care concerns that are part of the progression.
Participants can choose to do one session or the whole series.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Direct care workers in both nursing facilities and home care