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Thursday, November 1, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

What is LIVING the Dementia Journey?

LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia. Participants gain awareness and understanding that changes not only the way they view dementia, but the way they support people living with it.

The LDJ program:

  • Increases understanding of dementia and provides a new perspective on the experience of living with it
  • Applies a person-centred approach to provide individualized support
  • Enhances skills in relationship-building to support individuals with compassion and respect
  • Shares strategies to recognize, interpret, and respond to personal expressions (behaviours)
  • Addresses ways to tackle boredom, loneliness, and helplessness by creating opportunities for meaning, purpose and growth

LDJ was created in collaboration with people living with dementia and their care partners. It provides a fresh perspective on dementia care and support based on real life experiences.

The program emphasizes the importance of shifting care and services to focus on a person’s strengths and abilities, and how each person can be supported in living life to the fullest.

The program includes presentations, individual reflections, small and large group discussions, and experiential learning to meet the needs of adult learners.


Workshop Details

  • 1-day interactive in-person training
  • For community members, family care partners, team members at home care/service organizations, and those providing support at long-term care and retirement homes

Learning Objectives

  • Be introduced to the six program modules
  • Have an increased understanding of dementia
  • Be introduced to strategies to support the well-being of people living with dementia

Note: Space is limited to 25 participants.

To Register please visit the Living the Dementia Journey website.

Cost 
300 per person
Location 
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA)
250 Laurelwood Drive
Waterloo, ON N2J0E2
Canada

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