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Professional Workshops

Introduction to Dementia

These sessions are designed to introduce the concepts of dementia care for professional care partners. To provide knowledge and understanding of dementia and to facilitate the development of skills in a person–centered philosophy of care through reflection and improved practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • To learn about the diagnoses of Alzheimer’s and related dementias
  • To understand the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s
  • To appreciate what can be done for dementia
  • To understand where treatment approaches are moving
  • To identify effective communication strategies for persons with dementia
  • To discuss the philosophy of person–centered care

Who Should Attend

All professional care partners and members of the inter–disciplinary team who care for persons with dementia

Course Material

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