Back By Popular Demand! Innovative, Intense and Interactive Dementia Care Workshop

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Division of Quality Assurance: Notifications & Updates


Attn: Nursing Home Providers

Back By Popular Demand! Innovative, Intense and Interactive Dementia Care Workshop

Combative. Resistive. Wanderer. Sundowner. Feeder. Angry. These are the words people use to describe people living with dementia. Your words, language and attitude shape perceptions. What is your approach? How does this affect others? What is your reaction? How much do you know about yourself, your team, and your impact? This full-day innovative dementia care workshop is designed for nursing home staff.

Nurse aides to Administrators will experience a one-of-a-kind, intense, and interactive training that will reframe your behavior instead of “managing” that of the person with dementia. Things you will not learn at this event are the types of dementia, facts on dementia, or textbook materials. What you will learn are self-improvement, affecting and influencing culture, and seeing a different way to think about dementia! This full day of innovative, intense, and interactive dementia care workshop will reframe your behavior.

Upon completion of the workshop, caregivers will be able to:

  • Identify situations where their own behavior could be a factor
  • Take common symptoms associated with dementia and phrase them into positive statements
  • Promote an overall environment of positive language and behaviors when working with people with dementia

Register Now! $25 registration fee includes lunch!

The sessions will run February through June, 2020. There are 5 workshop locations and each session is limited to the first 40 participants. This is to keep the learning focused, personal, interactive, and fun.

Stop, Starting It! was made possible by a grant from the State of Wisconsin - Department of Health Services Civil Money Penalty Funds Grant. You must be a nursing home employee to attend this event.

Presenters are Cagney Martin and Merry Wimmer from North Central Health Care.