Dealing With Dementia Behaviors

What is Dealing With Dementia?

Do you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease or dementia? Are you a healthcare professional with many clients with Alzheimer's or dementia? You know that it can be very challenging dealing with dementia behaviors - agitation and aggression, bathing and personal hygiene, communication difficulties, depression, dressing, eating, grief, inappropriate sexual behaviors, incontinence and toileting difficulties, wandering or getting lost, changes in personality and behaviors, and sleeping challenges. This workshop will give you a wealth of strategies to deal with such behaviors, as well as increase your own self-care behaviors. You'll receive the reference resource, Dealing With Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide, from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. Through this guide, you will learn:
  • To understand the different types of dementia and three basic stages of dementia
  • General caregiver tips to improve safety, deal with financial and legal planning, work with a care team, foster a dementia-friendly lifestyle, engage in health and nutrition habits, manage medications, help your loved one transition from home to hospital to home, understand cultural diversity, and handle special occasions
  • Strategies to deal with a wide range of dementia-related behaviors
  • Strategies to take good care of yourself
  • Community resources available to help you as a caregiver

Is this Dealing With Dementia for you?

You may benefit from this workshop if you care for someone with any of the following conditions:
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Mixed dementia 

What will you do during the Dealing With Dementia workshop?

During this four-hour workshop, you will be provided with the Dealing With Dementia: A Caregiver's Guide, a 350-page reference guide from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. The trained facilitator will guide you through a series of activities to understand how best to use the guide for your particular needs. You'll learn that your needs likely will change over time, and this resource guide is intended to provide you with pertinent information when you need it. You will learn that you don't have to read the guide cover-to-cover, but you'll become familiar with the different sections so that you'll feel confident you can find the information you need. 
For more information about the program, visit Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.