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Professional Workshops

Communicating
with the Person with Dementia

This workshop is designed to illustrate the concepts of communication with persons with dementia in a person–centered manner. Communicating with persons with dementia is very different from communicating with mentally alert individuals. The Personhood Model of Care will be introduced.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the Living Dementia Philosophy
  • Analyze the communication process during early, middle, late stage dementia
  • Discuss communication blocks when caring for persons with dementia
  • Discuss what to do when having difficulty being understood
  • Identify non–verbal communication techniques
  • Explore effective communication strategies with persons with dementia
  • Examine environmental factors which impact on communication
  • Utilize the Care Wheel when communicating with persons with dementia

Who Should Attend

Professional and family care partners who are concerned in delivering the very best quality care for persons with dementia

Course Material

Participants receive a certificate of attendance, all course hand-outs, the Living Dementia Case–Study Approach, and a Care Wheel

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