About the Workshop:

This workshop will provide and enhance your knowledge and awareness of dementia, enabling you to provide quality care for persons with dementia. To understand the person living with dementia and their behaviour, while engaging in meaningful dialogue with the care team to ensure individualized support. You will also learn about and practice person-centred care, as well as effective communication strategies to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

How to provide person-centred care.

How to describe general aspects of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

To interpret how changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease will affect all aspects of an individual’s life.

To recognize that challenging behaviour is responsive behaviour.

Communication strategies when working with someone with dementia