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Environment: Creating a Sense of Calm

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ALZH110

While the physical environment is important in any home, it is especially important the living space of a person with Alzheimer’s.


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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Understand How Important Environment Is to The Person With Alzheimer's
  • Identify Environmental Factors That Affect People With Dementia
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Environment: Creating a Sense of Calm Info:

In this 1 hour course, we will learn how to create an environment that gives the appropriate amount of stimulation and calm for individuals with dementia, including specific details like color and room design.

While the physical environment is important in any home, it is especially important the living space of a person with Alzheimer’s. After completing this lesson, the student will be able to: understand how important environment is to the person with Alzheimer's in creating a sense of calm and not chaos; identify environmental factors that affect people with dementia; utilize environmental cues or signals to assist people for whom are being cared.

Course Outline
  • 1. Maria’s story: Environment
  • a. Creating calm, not chaos
  • 2. What is environment?
  • a. Define environment
  • b. The People
  • i. People in your client’s environment can dramatically affect their wellbeing
  • c. The Sense
  • i. Consider noise, smells and lights in a particular environment
  • 3. Environmental factors that affect people with dementia, memory loss or Alzheimer’s
  • a. Overall space
  • i. Try for larger spaces divided creatively with furniture
  • b. Clutter
  • i. Hallways and entrance to the bathroom
  • c. Stimulation
  • i. Smells
  • ii. Noise
  • iii. Large crowds
  • iv. Loud conversation
  • v. Decrease stimulation in mid-afternoon
  • 4. Environmental signals or cues
  • a. Using sun up and sundown as cues
  • 5. Signs and labels
  • a. Good environment has lots of signs
  • i. Activity spaces
  • ii. Restrooms
  • iii. Colorful signs
  • 6. Floor patterns
  • a. Solid colors VS patterns
  • b. Stripes of color to indicate important areas
  • 7. Outside the client’s room
  • a. Large colorful photos of client to indicate their bedroom – recent or old
  • 8. Inside the client’s room
  • a. Encourage families to add a bulletin board or photos of themselves


Instructor

Sharon K. Brothers, MSW

Sharon Brothers has been involved in education, writing, management and consulting for a wide range of care-related programs and services. She is currently CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) which encompasses the brands: aQuire Training Solutions, Medifecta, CarePro and EasyCEU. Sharon received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia in 1980 and has since spent her professional career in the health care industry, developing and operating four assisted living communities for over 18 years. Sharon's leadership of the IPCed team is based on the concept of building a company that prepares the next generation to provide care to seniors, using the very best practices in e-learning and technology.

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