Build a Strong Culture

a dementia care professional to provide experienced dementia care education for your team

Dementia Focused Monthly In-Services & Annual Refresher Training

Customized Dementia Care Training & Support

Build a Standard of Excellence with Leadership

Positive Approach® to Care, Teepa Snow

First Responders - Dementia Awareness

Dementia Care - Monthly In-Services

Audience: Senior Living Communities, Medical Staff

Provide your staff with the training & tools to continuously build upon your dementia friendly culture and maintain a person-centered environment. This knowledge will benefit staff interactions with residents, with family members and in collaboratively seeking behavioral problem solving with your team. click for details

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Basics:

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Awareness

Strategies for Caring for the Person with Dementia

Communication and Understanding Behavior

Social Needs and Activities

Dining and Nutrition

Reducing Pain

Falls

Wandering

Restraint-Free Care

End-of-Life Care

Deeper Dive Topics:

Using Personalization in Providing ADL's

The Words we Use Matter

Positive Verbal & Physical Approach

De-escalating Distressed Residents

Changes with Dementia: Memory, Cognition, Visual,

Anger - How are we responsible?

New Residents in a Community- Set Them up for Success

Sexuality and Dementia

Personalized Programming Ideas & Engagement

Environment - Sounds/Sights/Temperatures/Tone

Dementia Care - Annual Refresher Training

Audience: Senior Living Communities, Medical Staff

This 3 hour session reviews the topics covered in our monthly In-Service classes. This session can provide the necessary annual training required in many states. Provide your staff with the training & tools to continuously build upon your dementia friendly culture and maintain a person-centered environment. click for details

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Basics:

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Awareness

Strategies for Caring for the Person with Dementia

Communication and Understanding Behavior

Social Needs and Activities

Dining and Nutrition

Reducing Pain

Falls

Wandering

Restraint-Free Care

End-of-Life Care

Customized Dementia Training & Support

Audience: Senior Living Communities, Medical Staff

Have the resources of a trained dementia care professional available when you need it. Do you have a particular dementia care topic that needs to be addressed with your team? Has a state survey required topical training in response to a corrective action? Do you need a dementia care professional to support you in providing this message? Inspired Dementia Care can work with you to provide customized curriculum to meet your needs.

Build a Standard of Excellence with Leadership

Audience: Senior Living Communities

The cornerstones of a strong dementia care community are the attitudes and approaches of leadership. This culture begins when the leadership team understands the foundations of quality dementia care, lead by example, and weave these standards through all operations. Inspired Dementia Care can partner with your team to assess the community strengths, needs, and culture. Together, we will create a plan which includes a commitment to standards, scheduled and consistent education, and guidance to move the leadership team forward in the creation of a stronger dementia care culture.

Positive Approach® to Care

Audience: General Public, Senior Living, Medical Staff

This three part series, created by dementia care specialist Teepa Snow, provides understanding about Alzheimer's and Dementia care and provides practical skills to implement in daily practice. The series can be provided as one full day training or broken into separate sessions. click for details

Workshop A - Normal Aging (2 hours)

Objectives: Learners will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast normal aging versus not normal aging related to various cognitive functions.

  2. Describe the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision.

  3. Discuss the impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses.

Workshop B - Visual Changes, Supportive Stance, and Positive Physical Approach™ (2-3 hours)

Objectives: Learners will be able to:

  1. Change habits as a result of understanding vision changes and space awareness

  2. Understanding the changing brain

    • Describe changes in visual processing that impact a person's ability to initiate interactions

    • Compare and contrast unintentional and traditional social greeting and communication with Positive Physical Approach©

    • Discuss the rationale that supports each step of the Positive Physical Approach™ process

    • Demonstrate PPA™ in simulated situations

    • Discuss reasons for and steps in modifying PPA™ for specific cases

  3. Challenging behaviors using Hand-under-Hand® to promote mobility and assistance with ADL's

    • Discuss purpose and value of using Hand-under-Hand® technique with people living with dementia

    • Demonstrate Hand-under-Hand® technique

Workshop C - Understanding the stages of dementia; using the GEMS® states to understand progression patterns (1 hour)

Objectives: Learners will be able to:

  1. Describe 3 number based systems used to label the progression of dementia

  2. Discuss the importance of seeing a person's retained abilities and value, and the benefits of the right support and care to optimize quality of life.

  3. Identify the six GEMS® states - highlighting the characteristics

  4. Compare and contrast the six GEMS® states

  5. Able to identify GEMS® states in scenarios through observation of behaviors, abilities, and sensory processing.

  6. Educational content provided by Positive Approach® to Care is used with permission and based on the GEMS® and the techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care created and developed by Positive Approach, LLC. www.teepasnow.com


First Responders Dementia Awareness

Audience: Police, Firefighters, EMTs

Recognizing symptoms of dementia and knowing how to reduce stress and resistance of people affected with the disease during precarious situations is vital for emergency personnel. Improving emergency services for those living with dementia shows law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, 911 dispatchers, and emergency room personnel how to best handle challenging behaviors and issues related to abuse or neglect. Curriculum from Positive Approach® to Care .