Professional Caregiver Holistic Dementia Care™ Education and Training
Holistic Dementia Care™ emphasizes the integration of the mind, physical integrity of the body and the essence of the person.
The program recognizes that a narrow focus on only memory care, neglects the fact that dementia affects mood, personality, physical functioning and related behaviors. As the diseases that cause dementia affect the brain and its function, programs of care need to mirror this process so as not to miss important areas of deficits and remaining strengths.
We don’t just teach dementia content; we educate staff about bridging the art and science of holistic care. Holistic Dementia Care™ training answers the “why” behind behavior and develops strategies to establish therapeutic care plans and dementia programs in an appropriate environment
Caregiving is the hardest and most rewarding service that many will provide. However, when providing care to those with dementia, relying on intuition and compassion is not enough.
It’s important to learn how to integrate what science teaches us about the diseases that cause dementia with the unique needs of the person who has the disease.
Holistic Dementia Care™ provides holistic and integrative approaches that will reduce difficult behaviors in the person while making caregiving easier. We offer science-based content coupled with practical strategies to improve the quality of life for the person and reduce the stress of the caregiver.
Our educational approach is a combination of didactic content training along with an experiential and integrated care planning process. We offer programs customized to meet the needs of organizations, individuals and families.
On-site Holistic Dementia Care™ Education, Training and Clinical Consultation & Online Holistic Dementia Care™ Training
Differentiation of disease states and their implication for the care plan, including reviewing how specific areas of the brain are damaged or preserved depending on the disease
Management of fearful and aggressive behavior associated with dementia. Agitation, aggression and apathy are reflections of the convergence of the brain, the environment and social interactions
Using the environment in a strategic manner as therapeutic tool. Lights, sounds, space and orientation have impact on care
How to communicate with families of residents with dementia (e.g., visits outside of the facility, frustration management inside the facility and connecting with staff)
Team building and therapeutic practices for memory care multidisciplinary teams (e.g., culinary, housekeeping, clinical members and administrators)