DementiaPractical Training Solutions
DCW Level 2 Aging and Physical Disabilities AZ AHCCCS Approved CEU 1 CEU
This Module is required within the Principles and Practices of Direct Support Curriculum.
In this course the learner will gain a better understanding of how to support someone with dementia. The most important part of that is learning how to engage a person who is experiencing the different stages of memory loss. Plus, the Direct Support Professional then learns how to react and redirect someone when poor judgment is shown from someone experiencing later stages of memory loss. Finally, the DSP will understand why it is important that they use their skill to not only “live in their world” but help someone with dementia find quality and meaning as they go through this disease.
What You Will Learn
Types of Dementia
Promoting Brain Health
Progression of Dementia
Communication with family and Doctors
Use it or Lose it
Distressed Behavior and Redirection
Distressed Behavior and Therapeutic Fibs
Distressed Behavior caused by Medical Conditions
Dementia and Communication Challenges
Dementia and ADLs
Hand Under Hand
Importance of Exercise
Supporting Someone with Dementia vs Someone without Dementia
Michelle Cornelius, LMSW, EdM
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