|Watch sample video clips from the DVD such as this clip on How to Speak to a Person with Dementia. For a complete list of brief clips from Accepting the Challenge, go here.|
Offering comprehensive dementia training, this DVD will help professional and frontline caregivers better understand the behaviors and symptoms of people with dementia while building or improving their caregiving skills. A master training team consisting of an occupational therapist and nurse practitioner introduces a powerfully effective new way of thinking about and caring for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The focus is on teaching state-of-the-art quality care that provides the highest quality of life for long-term care residents.
Divided into four separate modules for progressive learning, Accepting the Challenge provides training on multiple levels for all learning styles. Interactive classroom lecture and demonstration, for example, is followed by on-site interactions with actual assisted living residents to show both the use and effectiveness of the techniques.
Each training module is 45 minutes and covers these important topics:
- Module 1: What is Dementia? / Symptoms of Alzheimer’s
- Module 2: Physical Approach / Communication Skills
- Module 3: Offering Assistance / Evaluating Cognitive Levels
- Module 4: Meaningful Days (Activities) / Problem Behavior
The DVD also features review capabilities for specific segments within each module and a testing section that allows learners to demonstrate proficiency and receive continuing education credits for dementia-specific training.
This valuable training DVD was produced by Dementia Alliance of North Carolina.
Distributed exclusively for Dementia Alliance of North Carolina.
“The format of lecture and classroom interaction, followed by real-world demonstrations at the assisted living site, is used very effectively. The material is clear and easy to understand, and the training’s focus on skill-building should help viewers of all levels improve their caregiving skills.”
—American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
“the DVD shows front line caregivers how to make a difference and that the training techniques work.”
—Eleanor S. McConnell, R.N., Ph.D., Duke University School of Nursing
“an invaluable resource. . .a much needed educational tool for the assisted living setting as well as many others.”
—Dr. Doug Barrick, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services