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Are you helping an older adult with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias? Attend a Positive Approach to Dementia Care™ Workshop* to Improve your ability to approach and provide care for them. Explore which physical and emotional needs can cause challenging caregiving situations. Learn hands-on techniques to connect, comfort, and help your person feel at ease.
This is a free workshop. Lunch will be provided to those who register and choose a lunch option by November 7th.
Need Special Accommodation? Please contact Jackie Boland at email@example.com as soon as possible so that we can help address your need.
Part 1: Normal vs. Not Normal Aging: Understanding the Difference
Learn to recognize and understand “normal” and “not normal” aging. Develop better observation skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. Learn to develop new skills related to approach, cueing, and ability to connect with people affected by dementia. 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.
Part 2: Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care: Recognizing Unmet Needs
Learn to understand which physical and emotional needs can cause challenging behaviors. Learn hands-on techniques to connect and comfort using visual, verbal, physical and emotional connections. Learn to develop new skills related to approach, cueing, and ability to connect with people affected by dementia to help reduce the chance of future escalations and make your person with dementia feel at ease.
Facilitator: Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care™ trainer and national mentor with more than 20 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia.
* The Positive Approach to Dementia Care™ was developed by dementia advocate Teepa Snow.
Sponsors: AARP Hawaii, Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs, Alzheimer's Association.