These training videos are designed for you and your family—to give you and everyone on your care team an understanding of how to provide strength-based dementia care at home. When everyone uses the same techniques, and gains an understanding of the skills kept despite dementia, wellbeing is enhanced for your loved one and everyone else as well.
This training program is divided into eight modules, each including a number of 10–20 minute videos, which will introduce you to strength-based dementia care and then the seven emotional needs caused by dementia. Each video covers one concept or technique, in simple terms with real life examples, drawn from Judy’s experience with her clients at DAWN.
The base subscription is designed to give you an introduction to dementia itself, and the tenets of strength-based, person-centered care (Module 1). Each subsequent module can be added to the base subscription for a nominal fee. The modules are cumulative, building on one another.
The classes are offered as a monthly subscription so that you can share them with each caregiver and family member in your loved one’s life. With all eight modules, you and your care team will have a full understanding of strength-based dementia care, as well as the tools and techniques of the DAWN Method®.
Learn how to:
- Spot the warning signs of dementia
- Understand why the new person-centered care is so effective
- Manage interactions so that your loved one can stay relaxed and enjoy the present
- Capitalize on the thinking skills your loved one will not lose
- Maximize your loved one’s level of functioning
In these first seven 10–20 minute sessions, Judy Cornish explains how dementia becomes so much easier to understand and live with when we stop trying to make sense of it from a medical perspective, and instead approach it as a condition that changes functioning—seeing not just what our loved ones become unable to do, but also the very valuable skills they retain.
Judy explains how not all our cognitive skills are lost to dementia. She details the rational thinking skills we lose and the intuitive thinking skills we retain; she explores how losing memory takes away the ability to visit the past but enhances our experience of the present; and describes how we lose the ability to direct and manage our attention, while other valuable skills are heightened.
Please watch this complimentary lesson, “Is it Dementia or Normal Aging?” from Module 1:
Future Dementia Care Training Modules
- Well-Being through Sense of Control (Coming in February)
- Well-Being through Sense of Value
- Well-Being through Secure Future