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Classroom Trainings

Memories in the Making is an art program that has been recognized for its ability to elevate the quality of life for those suffering with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. In this program, art is used as a communication tool to bridge the gap between those with dementia and their loved ones or caregivers. Become a trained art facilitator and start a program at your facility.

A free training is scheduled for Wednesday, August 6, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Association office at 4 Pine West Plaza in Albany. To register, contact Erica Salamida at 518-867-4999, ext. 303 or esalamida@alz.org.

Foundations of Dementia Care®, a professional education program for longterm and community-based providers, is based on the latest and best in dementia care research and the experience of direct care experts, teaches person-centered care and helps direct care providers better connect with residents affected by dementia, improving quality of life for both residents and staff. Attendees receive all training materials and a certificate of attendance. Our Foundations of Dementia Care classroom training program is field-tested to help care providers learn essential skills for dementia care using realistic video, case studies and lively discussion. Training can be provide on or off site and can be configured to meet time requirements. To learn more about Foundations of Dementia Care, click here.

Activity-Based Alzhiemer's Care® is a one-day (8-hour) interactive program for activity professionals and other staff who already have a basic understanding of Alzheimer's disease. Energetic and interactive, the session includes case studies and discussion, and a comprehensive manual to use during the program and refer to later. Participants will learn:

  • how to provide meaningful activities that engage persons at all stages of dementia,
  • ways to effectively examine assemessment and care planning,
  • how to adapt activities and environment to better meet individual needs,
  • ways to evaluate new and current programs, and
  • ways to identify opportunties and implement strategies to enhance teamwork.

Coping Keys for the Professional Caregiver is a comprehensive three-part program providing direct care staff with an overview of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, strategies for improving both non-verbal and verbal communication, and an interactive examination of behaviors, their possible causes, and potential responses. The three modules can be conducted separately or as one program to suit organizational needs.

Alzheimer's Disease and First Responders is a two-hour interactive program for law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel. The program provides basic information needed to identify and effectively interact with persons with dementia during emergency situations.

Sexuality and Dementia is a one-hour interactive program that addresses the ethical, legal and practical issues arising from sexulity in an adult care setting as it relates to individuals diagnosed with dementia.

Alzheimer's Disease and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities addresses the unique challenge of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in the intellectually and developmentally disabled (I/DD) population. Participants learn to define dementia and it's symptoms and discuss how these symptoms relate to individuals with I/DD. The program has a strong focus on individuals living with Down syndrome. This program can be tailored to meet the particular needs of facility and residential staff, residents and care partners.

Virtual Dementia Tour™ is intended to sensitize those caring for elders to issues of dementia and some of the physical symptoms associated with aging through a simulation providing first-hand experience of what it might feelll like to live with their altered physical and sensory abilities. Developed by Second Wind Dreams, Inc.™ and P.K. Beville, the Tour lasts approximately 20 minutes per participant and includes, in addition to the simulation experience, a pre- and post-test and debrief session. The Virtual Dementia Tour™ can be conducted as an inservice for up to 20 staff members, or as a "train the trainer" program for up to five people.


 

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