Private Training

Dementia

1 Day

About this Workshop

Dementia is a growing concern, especially as the number of people who are affected by it increases. Given the changes and challenges people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience, caregivers and helpers can face uncertainty in how to provide care, and often need to adjust their communication and support strategies. This workshop focuses on understanding the experience of dementia and increasing awareness of its impacts on individuals and families. Participants will learn practical dementia care skills for improving quality of life and responding to problematic issues, while maintaining meaningful relationships.

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Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, family members, and anyone seeking a better understanding of dementia.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Define dementia and identify its three most common types
  • Recognize the difference between dementia and normal aging
  • Identify ways to prevent and respond to dementia
  • Describe the impact of dementia on the individual and family
  • Identify strategies for supporting individuals and families
  • List the elements of dementia-friendly communities

Topics Included

  • Dementia Definition
  • Common Types, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Living Well With Dementia
  • Impact of Social Context, Stigma, and Discrimination
  • Cultural Safety in Dementia Care
  • The Lived Experience of Dementia
  • Impact on the Family
  • Person-Centered and Relational Care
  • Understanding and Managing Issues in Daily Life
  • Supports and Resources
  • Promoting Dementia-Friendly Communities

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