Families have the real-life information and knowledge to build a bridge between the care provider and people with Alzheimer’s. They can share missing details, create links to a person’s mind, and help give back their greatness. Educating the families about what to expect and how to visit will also help sustain relationships. Once families understand dementia – and how to apply the knowledge they hold – they can become “helpers” in the disease process. In return this creates a solid foundation which gives everyone the opportunity to get started on the right foot.
- Recognize why it is much easier for staff to accept the person with dementia, compared to families who have a lifetime of expectations.
- Obtain relevant habits of a lifetime from families to create a more familiar and supportive environment.
- Pass onto families ways to make visiting easier and holidays less stressful.
- Change their terminology when communicating with families.
This course is offered by Missouri Assisted Living Association (MALA) and EasyCEU.com. MALA is an approved Training Agency for the Missouri Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators.
NAB: This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 3.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS – approval# 20191204-3-A48172-DL – expires 12-04-2019.