Practical Communication Strategies
Communication is the most basic human connection and it has the tendency to evolve throughout the stages of dementia. This hands-on series actively engages participants and enables them to gain a more in-depth understanding of how dementia impacts the way a person communicates as well as how to recognize these changes in their loved one. Effective communication strategies can help reduce the stress and challenges of dementia for both the caregiver and their partner.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 18, 25 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Supporting Behaviours with Practical Strategies
Responsive behaviours in people with dementia can sometimes confuse and challenge caregivers. Gaining an understanding of these behaviours, what they are and why they are happening can assist caregivers not only to manage their own individual responses, but also to help navigate the difficulties that responsive behaviours can bring to the caregiving relationship. This hands-on series focuses on actively engaging participants to enhance the learning process.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 16, 23 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Strategies for Meaningful Activity Engagement
Engaging a person with dementia in meaningful activities can help maintain their sense of dignity and self-worth. A dementia diagnosis does not mean that the individual no longer has the interest or ability to contribute to and engage with the world around them. Learn more about how to make the most of out of your loved one’s abilities and interests by focusing on their ongoing skills and strengths.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 20 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Practical Strategies for Providing Personal Care
Learning to adapt to the changes involved in managing the activities of daily living for someone with dementia can help reduce stress and relieve the challenges of caregiving. This series teaches strategies and techniques that can assist caregivers in helping their loved ones take care of themselves, such as dressing and bathing, and provides an opportunity for participants to actively participate in practicing these techniques in a safe and supportive setting
Tuesday, Nov. 27 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.