As the population we support continues to age, our sector will see more and more people affected by dementia. In response to these increasing numbers, the Winnifred Stewart Association developed the Mindful Hearts dementia care training program.
This webinar session will focus on one segment of the full training program to examine next level behaviour; racial, sexual and religious misconduct demonstrated by individuals diagnosed with dementia directed at care partners and staff.
While working with individuals diagnosed with dementia, it is important that we prepare for potentially hurtful and aggressive behaviours demonstrated by the individuals we support. Further, we need to equip ourselves with tools to effectively address the behaviour and allow for continued positive interaction and maintenance of support relationships. This session will introduce disease progression and impact on individual behaviour, review next level behaviour including where it comes from and tools to manage critical situations, rounding out with discussing options for self care while working with individuals demonstrating next level behaviour.