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DEMENTIA

MEM502 - Dementia Training: Communication (1.0 HR)

 

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1. Describe how AD affects communication skills; 2. Discuss strategies and guidelines for verbal communication; 3. Explain strategies and guidelines for nonverbal communication; 4. Describe validation therapy and its usefulness in communicating with residents with AD; 5. Discuss and execute strategies for communicating with residents who are non-communicative or non-responsive.