The care of people with dementia can be an intimidating- and ‘challenging’ behavior in those with dementia is one of the areas that can be the most difficult to deal with. This is especially true in a busy clinical environment. This one-hour seminar provides the learner with very simple techniques and skills that will help them engage their clients, build rapport and fundamentally change the way you work with your clients, without requiring any equipment. Cheat sheets, resources and care tools are also supplied with this course, and follow up support and exclusive online groups are included to keep your skills alive!
What will you learn about challenging behavior management?
- Understand what dementia is, variants, and what to expect
- Define our mission when working with this population
- Define our role and the part we can play with these clients
- Discuss communication and behavior in dementia care
- Discuss interventions and what we can do to target challenging behaviors and facilitate a more content patient
- Apply the learning to case studies and to the environment around us
What makes this course different?
Dementia affects 1 in 3 people over 65; 2 in 3 people over 85. 5.3 million Americans are currently affected by this condition, and by 2050, 14-16 million will be affected. In sub-acute nursing facilities, 60-85% of residents have Alzheimer’s dementia. Therefore it is incredibly important that we are able to communicate effectively, and make people with dementia feel settled and secure. In this course, we focus on challenging behavior in dementia, techniques and skills that caregivers can build to help communicate with their clients. We examine language used, conversational tricks and strategies, and the relationship between behavior and communication. By the end of this course, we want you to have changed the way you relate to persons with dementia for a much more effective approach!
Case Studies, handy cheat sheets, and an online support system are part of what we provide to ensure that the skills learned in this seminar are carried over to real life.
This 2 hour online seminar focuses on applicable, easy-to-implement techniques that will improve your communication with your patients, and reduce challenging behaviors, as well as improve your ability to deal with ‘challenging’ dementia behavior, when it occurs. This information is adapted to be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!