DEMENTIA CARE EDUCATION SPECIALISTS
ABOUT CHANGING MINDS
WITH OVER 70 YEARS OF COMBINED SERVICE TO PERSONS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CARE PARTNERS, WE SERVE KANSAS AND THE SURROUNDING STATES PROVIDING NATIONALLY ACCREDITED INTERACTIVE DEMENTIA CARE EDUCATION
WE ARE ABLE TO COME TO YOU FOR TRAINING
WE NOW OFFER ONLINE TRAINING VIA ZOOM
ALLOW US TO BE A GUIDING LIGHT THROUGHOUT YOUR DEMENTIA CARE JOURNEY
WORKSHOPS INCLUDE LECTURE, ROLE PLAY, HANDS ON PRACTICE AND DISCUSSION OF INFORMATION AND POTENTIAL SITUATIONS. HANDOUTS AND GEMS POSTERS ARE PROVIDED PRIOR TO TRAINING TO REINFORCE CONTENT AND A CHANGING MINDS MENTOR WILL BE AVAILABLE SHOULD QUESTIONS ARISE IN THE FUTURE!
*All workshops are facilitated by a Certified Positive Approach To Care Trainer*
NORMAL VS. NOT NORMAL AGING
CONTRASTS NORMAL VS. NOT NORMAL AGING
Length of workshop 2 hours
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 challenges 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.
1. Compare and contrast "normal" aging versus "not normal" aging related to various cognitive functions.
2. Describe the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision, and the major
differences between protective and discriminating sensation in each.
3. Discuss the impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses.
Methods of teaching:
The workshop includes a combination of lecture, discussion, role play, group interaction, case discussion, and problem-solving among learners to actively engage learners in the content. Video training, handouts, power point presentation and role playing may be used throughout the session.