Based on ten years of practice and research in the field, Basting's study includes specific examples of innovative programs that stimulate growth, humour, and emotional connection; translates into accessible language a wide range of provocative academic works on memory; and addresses how advances in medical research and clinical practice are already pushing radical changes in care for persons with dementia.
Bold, optimistic, and innovative, Basting's cultural critique of dementia care offers a vision for how we can change the way we think about and care for people with memory loss...
It provides simple and practical design solutions to adapt the living environment for people with dementia so that they can live independently for as long as possible.
Covering topics such as lighting, interior décor, sound and use of assistive technology it gives advice on how these elements can be used to their best advantage in the homes of people living with dementia
- 2.5 hours of tips, techniques and advice from a seasoned caregiving expert
- individual workshop chapters for quick access
- link to downloadable presentation slides for quick information recall when you're on the go In "Filling the Day with Meaning" Teepa explains
- the difference between simple entertainment and engaging projects that stimulate brain activity
- how to create engaging and affordable activities to give back moments of joy and happiness to patients with special challenges, such as those with younger onset, tendencies for elopement, falls, and more
- how to build care partner skills
- how to create an inviting & safe environment
- which key activities to consider at different disease stages.
It's all in your approach [DVD]
- how a person with dementia perceives his/her environment and understand unusual behaviors and memory problems
- about key principles of caretaking
- better strategies to offer help when the person with dementia doesn't seem to be aware of any changes or difficulties
- Teepa's "Positive Physical Approach" to decrease the risk of distress
- about commonly occurring behaviors and recommended and preferred responses
- about the cueing sequence of Visual-Verbal-Touch especially important during later stages of the disease
- to improve communication and mutual understanding
and much more
Odd, often impulsive behaviors and a potential loss of language are just a few of the symptoms causing frustration and anxiety.
“They might think they understand Alzheimer’s, but this isn’t Alzheimer’s. So this training helps people better understand why people with FTDs are doing what they’re doing, and more importantly, how we can help instead of getting in the way.”
Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist and noted speaker and consultant in the area of dementia. She has over thirty years experience in geriatrics.
Would you like to know how to best respond to challenging situations?
Would you like to be able to reduce the chance of future escalations and help the person living with dementia feel at ease?
- about common LBD symptoms
- how to get a good and complete diagnosis
- about commonly prescribed anti-psychotic medications that can have potentially harmful or even deadly side effects if given to a person suffering from LBD. Know which medications are safer alternatives
- how to adapt your caregiving skills to the needs of a person with LBD
- how to utilize visual and verbal cues to increase understanding and cooperation
- about hands-on skills for LBD