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Supporting Families of Individuals with Dementia

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Supporting Families of Individuals with Dementia

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ALZH109

Empathy is essential when dealing with the family of someone who has Alzheimer’s.

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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Understand the Stages of Emotion Family Members
  • Utilize Methods to Help Families Cope
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Supporting Families of Individuals with Dementia Info:

In this 1 hour course, we learn about the resources we can provide to the family members of those suffering from Alzheimer's. Empathy is essential when dealing with the family of someone who has Alzheimer’s.

Put yourself in a family member’s shoes and understand what they’re going through. View yourself as part of a Staff-Family Team that is working together for a common goal. After completing this lesson, the student will be able to: understand the stages of emotion family members of individuals with Alzheimer's experience; utilize methods to help families cope; develop a staff-family team to make coping easier.

Course Outline
  • 1. Family Emotions
  • a. Think about where families member emotions are coming from
  • 2. Stages of emotions
  • a. Grief
  • b. Denial
  • c. Anger
  • d. Bargaining
  • e. Depression
  • f. Acceptance
  • g. Guilt
  • h. Loss
  • 3. Abuse and family caregiver burnout
  • 4. How to help families cope
  • a. Reassure
  • b. Relate
  • c. Refer
  • d. Use resources
  • 5. Staff-family team
  • a. Importance of developing a staff-family team
  • 6. Give up ownership
  • a. Remember caregiving is your job; the family cares because it is their relationship
  • b. Addressing feelings of ownership over the client – remember to participate in the staff-family team at all times
  • 7. Everyone has the same goal
  • a. Take time to remind families that you’re working toward their goals of keep their loved one independent as long as possible
  • b. Caregivers can’t take the place of families
  • 8. Family participation
  • a. Extended family members may need help knowing what do when they visit – offer activities which make it easy to visit even if their loved one doesn’t recognize them
  • 9. The “Unit of Care”
  • a. Recognize families are part of the “unit of care”
  • b. Always greet them and ask how they’re doing
  • Honor the roll of the family in your care team


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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Supporting Families of Individuals with Dementia

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