AVAILABLE ONLY VIA RECORDED WEBINAR + FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Available Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - This is a 45-minute presentation
It is not uncommon for volunteers to be concerned about being assigned to a person who is confused or unable to converse. What should I say? What if they repeat themselves over and over? Will I feel uncomfortable? Yet, there are volunteers who love these assignments and request them because they knew someone with dementia or developed skills along the way to work with these individuals.
This webinar will define, differentiate, and address Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The focus will be developing volunteers’ knowledge and skills to feel comfortable around people struggling with memory issues. Join us to learn ways to support family members through their sadness, frustrations, and conflicted feelings.
- Define and differentiate Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Variables of dementia, such as periodic confusion and clarity
- Specific interventions/approaches to address repetitive actions
- Ten tips for communicating with people with dementia
- Methods to support caregivers/loved ones through sadness, frustration, and conflicted feelings
- TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
- Handout with additional lecture notes
- Website links for additional learning
- A list of references and resources for key topics
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative webinar is designed for new or experienced volunteers and volunteer managers.
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