SEMINAR #1 – PROVIDING CARE: In this first webinar, we cover how to provide care that focuses on the individual and not the disease. We explore the impact of environment and key messages around providing care.
SEMINAR #2 – UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA: In this webinar, we take a look at how the brain works and the specific disease of dementia as well as Alzheimer’s disease. We explore the different types of dementia and key messages about understanding dementia.
SEMINAR #3 – COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY: Understanding communication techniques is essential when a family caregiver and we explore the different strategies for effective communication. We look at some case studies and scenarios to develop these techniques. We also take a look at how cultural differences can impact communication techniques.
SEMINAR #4 – ENGAGING IN ACTIVITIES: We provide some practical ways for caregivers to engage in activities that are appropriate for the cognitively impaired and why developing an activities program is important. Tailoring everyday activities are covered as well as developing skills in assessing the appropriateness of a given activity for the dementia caree.
SEMINAR #5 – PROVIDING BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT: One of the most inherent components of the dementia care recipient is the changing nature of their behaviour. In this webinar, we develop an understanding of these changes and coping with these changes.
SEMINAR #6 – LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF: We couldn’t advocate for the caregiver more strongly here at iNightingale and we dedicate this session on how to look after yourself and deal with the common emotions, such as caregiver burden, in this session.