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Learning to Communicate Through Dementia

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Learning to Communicate Through Dementia

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ALZH105

This course focuses specifically on the difficulties of communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease.

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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Steps on How to Simplify Your Speech and More Easily Communicate
  • Identify Non-Verbal Cues in Communication Such as Body Language
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Learning to Communicate Through Dementia Info:

This 1 hour course focuses specifically on the difficulties of communicating with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease.

This course approaches the issue from the perspective of the family as well as the caretaker. This course gives simple steps on how to simplify your speech and more easily communicate with a person who has dementia. After completing this lesson, the student will be able to: Identify non-verbal cues in communication such as body language; Understand the feelings and emotions behind words; Discover the power of touch.

Course Outline
  • 1. What’s behind the words
  • a. The special skill of communicating with someone with memory loss
  • 2. Tips on communicating
  • a. Use eye contact
  • b. Use simple “yes” or “no” questions
  • c. Positive comments
  • d. Use simple terms for things
  • e. Use a pleasant, relaxed tone of voice
  • f. Use a deeper tone of voice
  • 3. Caregivers body language
  • 4. Power of touch
  • a. Define comforting touch
  • b. Be gentle
  • 5. Just being there
  • a. Comfort in side-by-side activities
  • 6. Non-verbal cues
  • a. Learn your client’s cues through observation
  • 7. Your ability to communicate makes a huge difference
  • 8. Helping your client’s communicate
  • a. Self-expression
  • b. Non-language communication
  • c. Staff actions
  • d. Staff communication
  • e. Preference


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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Learning to Communicate Through Dementia

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