The Alzheimer’s Association premier training program uses a combination of methods including lecture, small and large group exercises, video presentations, and role-playing to teach students how to provide effective and compassionate care to residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
The comprehensive curriculum includes:
-Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
-Communication and the influence on staff behavior
-Successful strategies for managing difficult behaviors
-Helping with hygiene and personal care
-Sexuality and intimacy in the long term care setting
-Creative approaches to activity programming