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Dementia Workshops for Professionals

Identify and understand caregiver behavior

Dementia Workshops will focus on identifying and understanding caregiver behavior as it impacts the well being of persons with dementia. Case studies, role play, videos and lecture-discussion are all incorporated into the day.

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Dementia Seminars for Family Members

Understand the Dementia Journey

Family participants report that they have learned so much about understanding the Dementia Journey and caring for their loved one. One wife states, “I discovered in communicating with my husband, that his thinking changes from early to middle to late stage dementia, all in one conversation.”

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Locus of Control

Significance of “locus of control” for persons with dementia.

Why is “locus of control” an important and a timely issue for persons with dementia? Unfortunately, most of what is known to date about the impact of locus of control for persons with dementia is anecdotal and lacking in scientific research methods.

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Bathing

Why are we bathing people who see no reason for having a bath?

Bathing time can be one of the most challenging times for the caregiver, and one of the most frightening times for the person with dementia. Think of all the steps we ourselves need to take when preparing for a bath.

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Sleeping

Why are we putting people to bed who are not sleepy?

I have discovered in my practice that many of the elders spend their entire day in a drowsy state, moving from bed to wheelchair, back to bed for a nap, and back to wheelchair.

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