Dementia Care: Creating Failure Free Supportive Living

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Caring for residents with dementia can be challenging yet rewarding at the same time. In this course we will encourage participation in understanding the world our residents experience each day with dementia. We will explore the senses, from sound to sight, touch and taste. Our goal is to encourage

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1. Dementia Care: Creating Failure Free Supportive Living

2. Caring for residents with dementia can be challenging yet rewarding at the same time. In this course we will encourage participation in understanding the world our residents experience each day with dementia. We will explore the senses, from sound to sight, touch and taste. Our goal is to encourage participants to walk away with techniques to create a failure free supportive living environment in his or her assisted living and residential care community, where residents feel free and safe to experience the highest quality of life despite dementia. This course will address supportive ways to engage the resident in memorable experiences to better understand his or her care needs and desires. Course Description

3. By the end of this course the participants will be able to: Understand the many dialects of dementia. Identify common sounds that anchor a memory for a resident with dementia, by utilizing music as a tool. Demonstrate examples of visual distortions a resident with dementia may experience. Imagine various flavors of memory and explain aromas that participate in our heritage. Course Objectives

4. Creating a Failure Free Supportive Living

5. Failure Free Supportive Living

6. What are Components of the Environment? Rooms Lobby and entryway Bathrooms Elevators Kitchen and dining area environment

7. What are Components of the Environment? (Cont.) Smells and aromas Employee demeanor and appearance Exterior of building and parking lot Outdoor areas Music or other ambient sounds environment

8. What are Components of the Environment? (Cont.) Front desk Phone etiquette Hallways and walkways Overall condition of facility Others Environment

9. Visual Distortions of Dementia Failure Free Supportive Living

10. Blindness Flashes of light Double vision Poor nighttime vision Loss of peripheral vision Distortion of shapes Others Visual distortions

11. Failure Free Assisted Living

12. Aromas that spark memories: Homemade cookies Fresh Cut Grass Others Aromas and Flavors

13. Flavors That are Memorable Thanksgiving foods Chocolate Other traditional foods Aromas and flavors

14. Failure free assisted living

15. Examples of Colors or Pictures that Residents Can Reminisce: Family photos Paintings of different places Various items such as tools, magazines, stuffed animals, etc. Period specific, iconic photos or paintings Sights and sounds

16. Examples of Music that Encourages Memories: Jazz Country Classical Classic Rock Sights and sounds

17. Sights and sounds

18. Sights and sounds

19. Sights and sounds

20. Sights and sounds

21. Sights and Aromas

22. Sights and aromas

23. Sights and aromas

24. Sights and aromas

25. Environment

26. Responses to certain shapes: Shapes and colors

27. Responses to Shapes (Cont.) Horizontal Lines Soft Curves Sharp Angled Lines Shapes and colors

28. Responses to Colors Black Red Shapes and colors

29. Responses to Colors (Cont.) Other Colors: Shapes and colors

30. Many Dialects of Dementia

31. Communicating with a Resident who has Dementia Importance of Effective Communication How Communication Works Dialects of dementia

32. Being Understood 1. Verbal Practice communicating only using words Taking your time Dialects of dementia

33. Being Understood (Cont.) 2. Non-verbal How to communicate with a resident who cannot talk Practice communicating without words Dialects of dementia

34. Understanding Behavioral Communication Crying Yelling Physical Touch Others Dialects of dementia

35. Dialects of dementia

36. Anticipation of Resident Needs

37. Get to Know Your Resident: Not just the Initial Assessment Communicate with resident Communicate with family of resident Communicate with resident’s physician or other parties Anticipation of Resident Needs

38. Monitor Resident Be familiar with resident’s behavior Understand the resident’s baseline – “normal” Watch for any changes in condition Anticipation of Resident needs

39. Be One Step Ahead! Provide training to be prepared for challenging behaviors Example: wandering and elopement Anticipation of resident needs

40. Create An Environment That is Safe and Inviting

41. Safe and inviting environment

42. Bedroom: Clean Comfortable Pleasant aroma Unsoiled sheets and pillows Free of clutter And? Safe and inviting environment

43. Lobby/Entryway: Well lit Clean/Free of clutter Plants/trees (optional) Clean aroma What else? Safe and inviting environment

44. Outside/Parking Area Often the first thing people see Trees and lawn well maintained Parking area free of trash Parking spots easy to see What else? Safe and inviting environment

45. Hallways: Clean and free from clutter Outfitted with appropriate safety equipment Well lit Not overly trafficked What else? Safe and inviting environment

46. Safe and inviting environment

47. Safe and inviting environment

48. ANY QUESTIONS?

49. Breakout Session

50. Breakout Session

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