Caregivers Dementia Related Events and Training

Caregivers dementia related events and trainings include conferences, webinars and other events.

Details for all Caregivers dementia related events and trainings are listed below. 

  • April 8, 2024 – Overcoming Communication Difficulties and Disruptive Behaviors
  • March 7, 2024 – Activities Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired (scroll down)

Please read on for details…

 

Overcoming Communication Difficulties and Disruptive Behaviors 

Conference

April 8, 2024

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EASTERN

Presented by Mark Norris, Director of the Montessori Alzheimer Center

 

Includes a Q & A session.

 

We know you’ll learn a lot by attending this popular online conference. But why take our word for it? Here’s what one of our recent conference attendees had to say…

“I have gained valuable insights on enhancing the quality of life for individuals with dementia through this conference. I am currently implementing these newfound strategies in my workplace, and I’ve already noticed improvements in my interactions with the residents. I sincerely hope that you will continue organizing similar conferences in the future. Keep up the excellent work!”

Heidee Lou Marquez, Activation Coordinator

Highview Residences London

This 2 – ½ hour online conference is intended for those who work with the cognitively impaired and are interested in understanding how the effective strategies and practical solutions provided by the Montessori method adapted for the cognitively impaired can help the parties overcome communication difficulties and responsive behaviors.

Register and learn:

  • To recognize communication barriers and to communicate more effectively based on the progression of the disease
  • Proven strategies & techniques to allow greater positive communication
  • To recognize and decipher problematic behaviors and better respond to responsive behaviors such as aggression and agitation
  • Encourage use of existing abilities to help slow down loss of autonomy and help the person regain some independence
  • Reduce your own level of anxiety; remain calm and enjoy more harmonious relationships
  • New ways to better sense and feel what the afflicted person is trying to express, be it verbally or non-verbally

During this conference, there will be a strong emphasis on the ‘how-to’ when it comes to communicating effectively and identifying responsive behaviors.

We answer those important questions:

  • What do the responsive behaviors mean?
  • How should I respond?
  • What can I do differently to improve the lives of all concerned?

When you use the Montessori method adapted for the cognitively impaired, the afflicted person’s self-esteem increases, and their level of autonomy and independence improves.

After the conference you will:

  • Communicate more effectively based on the progression of the disease
  • Better respond to responsive behaviors such as aggression and agitation
  • Encourage use of existing abilities to help slow down loss of autonomy
  • Reduce your own level of anxiety; remain calm
  • Put yourself in the afflicted person’s shoes and maintain a more positive relationship

An impressive list, to be sure. Make sure you reserve your spot(s) to attend this conference. Take advantage of the group rate by registering 3 or more people.

PEDAGOGICAL METHODS:

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Discussion Period
  • Examples/videos based on the application/integration of the Montessori method

Communications Conference Fees:

$40 per person or $29 per person in a group of 3 or more (for more people, please adjust Qty. at checkout)

Click here to Register at $40/Person

Click here to Register 3 or more people at $29/Person

 

Another conference we offer is…

Activities Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired

CONFERENCE 

Thursday, March 7, 2024

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EASTERN

Have you ever wondered what the tangible results would be – or exactly how people with dementia would actually benefit by engaging in meaningful activities that are adapted to their needs and environment?

Well, here’s a list of some proven powerful and desirable results and benefits that come with engaging individuals with dementia in meaningful adapted activities:

  • Reduced occurrences of disruptive behaviors like agitation, shouting and wandering
  • Diminished symptoms of depression
  • Enhanced sleep patterns
  • Slower cognitive decline and reduced loss of independence
  • Decreased reliance on medical prescriptions
  • Enhanced quality of life

Just think of how much more harmonious and peaceful the environment would be if even some of these results were achieved.

This conference offers you professional development, practical solutions and know-how.

This 2-hour conference is intended for those who interact with people who are living with dementia and are interested in discovering the positive benefits of creating and offering activities adapted specifically for the cognitively impaired.

Objective:

The objective is to provide participants with an understanding of how the Montessori method is adapted for the cognitively impaired and to give participants practical advice on how to use the Montessori approach to create activities for persons living with dementia

What you will learn during this conference:

  • How to create and present Montessori based activities
  • How to prepare the environment when creating adapted activities
  • How to adapt to the needs of individuals with dementia and create activities that will:
      • use their preserved capabilities
      • provide a sense of purpose and engagement in their daily lives
      • preserve their dignity.

After the conference, participants will have gained an appreciation for the adapted Montessori method and the benefits of introducing Montessori-based activities into the daily lives of people living with dementia.

The instructor will demonstrate how the introduction of these activities can make it possible for those with dementia to have meaning and purpose in their lives.

Instructor:

Your instructor for the conference is Kristine Niskanen, an Association Montessori International (AMI) – trained Montessori teacher with over 25 years of experience in the classroom and a Certified Personal Support Worker.

Kristine has witnessed the tremendous benefits and results of introducing activities adapted for the cognitively impaired and enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for the adapted Montessori method with webinar attendees.

Check out this video… What is Montessori for Dementia Patients (5 Ideas) – YouTube

Pedagogical Methods:

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Discussion Period
  • Examples/videos based on the application/integration of the Montessori method

Click here to Register at $40/Person

Click here to Register 3 or more people at $29/Person

If you have questions, please send an email to:

[email protected]

 

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Certified Intensive Training for Groups and Individuals: Click for details.

 

 

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

No refunds will be made less than 10 days before the event.

A registered participant who cannot attend the conference they have registered for may request a refund up 10 days prior to the start of the conference. Alternatively, the participant may attend a future session or send a substitute.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel sessions when circumstances dictate. In the case of rescheduling or cancellation, registered participants will be contacted and offered the opportunity to attend a rescheduled session or receive a refund of their fee.

Caregivers dementia related trainings in the Montessori Approach: A new model of care combining rehabilitation principles and educational techniques for those who are cognitively impaired.

 

The Montessori Alzheimer Center is the Authorized Canadian Licensee of the Center for Applied Research in Dementia whose Director of Research & Development – Cameron J. Camp, PhD. – is the Originator of the Montessori Method Adapted for the Cognitively Impaired.

Our high quality training programs are available for individuals and groups, in both official languages. Check them out here

 

Watch the Video About the Montessori Inspired Lifestyle
 

 

Our Experts

 

Dr. Cameron Camp, Neuropsychologist, Center for Applied Research in Dementia and originator of the adapted Montessori Method for the Cognitively Impaired

 

Gary Johnson, MSW, from Monarch Pathways

Mark Norris, MS.ED, Director of the Montessori Alzheimer Center

 

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The approach works and we can prove it! The Montessori approach improves engagement for both residents and staff.

Applying a deliberate developmental leadership approach leads to greater staff satisfaction and productivity.

From time to time, we offer informative webinars to explain the significant and lasting  benefits of training in the method … training that will allow professionals and other caregivers to adopt and sustain a comprehensive Montessori-based approach in care organizations and in-home care settings.

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Our high quality training programs are available for individual caregivers and practitioners and for groups within a residence… in both official languages.

Check them out here

Here’s just a few of the Benefits of the Montessori Method for the Cognitively Impaired…

This innovative method:

Improves staff engagement and productivity

Reduces the use of drugs to control unpleasant or aggressive behaviors

Reduces staff & resident injuries

Improves rapport & communication between staff and residents

Enables professionals to better identify & solicit the use of abilities preserved in people with dementia

Encourages autonomy through meaningful and purposeful activities which allow residents to take on social roles, increasing their sense of belonging in a community

Allows better understanding of the causes of responsive behaviors and how to effectively intervene

Please contact us if you have questions or require any assistance. Send an email to [email protected] and we’ll get right back to you.

 

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