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Is there a way of providing “care” for individuals living with the symptoms that builds/enables/supports the minds/hearts/spirits of both the service provider and the service recipient? Of course there is!
First, you have to be clear about the actual enduring needs of every human being. Yes, even those living with the most debilitating symptoms of dementia. Second you need to know how to use the service you are delivering to someone to meet these needs. There is both an art and a science to it. Third, you need to know how to deliver the service so it is received by the recipient as “care.” Again, there is both an art and a science to it.
Come spend 8 or 12 hours with Richard Taylor, Ph.D. author of Alzheimer’s From the Inside Out and learn, understand, apply, and practice a model of behavior that truly humanizes both participants making them both care partners of each other and of themselves.
Richard has been living with the diagnosis and symptoms of dementia, probably of the Alzheimer’s Type for more than ten years. He tells others he is running as fast as he can away from his future. His high energy, challenging, supporting, and sometimes humor-filled presentations have earned him a reputation as an outstanding presenter. Since his book came out (6 years ago), he has spoken to thousands of family and professional caregivers, thousands of people living with the symptoms of dementia, thousands of professionals who seek to support people living with the symptoms of dementia.
As a result of his own experiences, speaking and listening to the experiences of others, and trial and error he has come upon an approach he terms “Humanizing Dementia Care.” This practical workshop is designed for nurses, CNA’s, care givers, care partners and most anyone who seeks on a daily bases to bring purpose, care, and joy into the lives of individual living with the symptoms of dementia.
Richard’s unique approaching to training: Talk to yourself/Talk with Each other/Tell others/Receive feedback/Apply what you have learned to yourself and your job provides for an interesting, fast paced, powerful, and sometimes fun and funny experience. Over the course of days (12 CEU credits).