Strength Based Communication with People who have Dementia
NCCAP Approved for 7.5 Continuing Education hours
Course Requirements : Take the provided pretest, read the book “Engaging and Communicating with Peole who Have Dementia ” by Eileen Eisner, 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, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner, a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: The reading will introduce the student to the concept of focusing on what the elder can do, their innate abilities and remaining strengths. The book will provide information about multiple intellegences, empathetic listening and understanding retrogenesis when adapting communication as well as activities.
Topic areas discussed in the text:
Assessing the Potential of Adults with Cognitive and Memory Loss
Strength Based Interventions
Modifying Strength Based Activities to the Progression of Dementia
Using Technology in Strength Based Interventions
Practical Tips for Enhanced Communication
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 11
NCCAP Approval # 31543-19NT