The skills involved in understanding others and communicating our thoughts and feelings are essential to successful relationships. Effective communication can be difficult at the best of times but when a person has dementia it can be even more frustrating and lead to an increase in unwanted behaviours.This 3 hour course will help tune-up existing skills and provide deeper insights into the communication problems that people with dementia have as well as examining some of the solutions.
8 benefits you will gain from attending:-
Explore the typical communication problems people with dementia have
Identify the key elements of effective communication
Understand the barriers to effective communication
Learn how to construct a communication chart to help understand and respond effectively to people with dementia
Explore how to enhance non-verbal communication
Be aware of the communication benefits of being non-judgemental
Tune-up empathy skills
Learn how to deal with delusions & hallucinations.