Creative Expression with Individuals with Dementia
NCCAP Approved 7 Hours
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “Dementia Arts: Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care” by Gary Glazner, and take the provided post test . You may mail or fax your materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade is determined, a scanned copy of your certificate will be e-mailed with a hard copy mailed to you.
Course Content: This program introduces the concept of creative writing and poetry as a means for reminiscing and cognitive stimulation for the individual with dementia. Specific writing techniques and methods to engage the participant are defined through examples and individual stories.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
Review of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project
Basic Principles of Alzheimer’s Poetry
Poetry writing techniques
Creating a poem using Oral History
Integrating art, movement and music into poetry
Biology of Poetry
Check out article in Activity Professional’s Notebook : Creative Writing : Painting with Words
Check out Pinterest Page – Painting with Words – Creative Writing
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 3, 7, 10
NCCAP Approval # 31726-18