Enhance Purpose & Mobility for People Living with Dementia: Person‐Centered Approaches to Reducing the Risk of Falls and Creating Meaningful Daily Activities
Did you know that every 11 seconds, and older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall? The fear of falling may also cause your loved or resident to limit activities and social engagements, and may result in physical decline and social isolation. However, through education and practical lifestyle adjustments, the number of falls can be substantially reduced, improving the quality of life for the person in your care.
Join us for this interactive workshop, facilitated by Teepa Snow, a nationally recognized dementia care expert, which is designed to help families and health care professionals engage a person living with dementia in successful mobility and meaningful activity programs, while honoring the person’s dignity, unique needs and personal preferences. You will learn how to enhance physical mobility and reduce the risk of falls by using a variety of effective techniques based on the level of dementia, environmental support, and caregiver support. You will also learn how to develop meaningful daily activities that are appropriate and effective for various levels of dementia, and that promote social interaction and engagement while reducing distress and isolation. This workshop will help you build observation skills, hands‐on skills and strategies to help the person in your care live a safe, full and purposeful life.
This workshop will help you:
- Understand the benefits of sustaining mobility skills for your loved one’s dignity and well‐being, as well as fall risk reduction.
- Learn to use verbal, visual, tactile cues and gestures to help with mobility based on the person’s level of dementia and abilities.
- Understand the importance of meaningful daily activities that match your loved one’s needs, abilities and history.
- Learn the primary categories of activities that make up a balanced day for someone living with dementia.
- Learn simple, inexpensive tasks and materials to help your loved one feel productive and involved.