This class targets family caregivers of a friend or family member with Dementia. The instructor will cover normal versus not normal aging, how dementia affects the brain over time, and effective techniques for successful communication specifically Positive Physical Approach and Hand-under-Hand.
Objective: Educate the family and friends about what happens to the brain as we age vs. aging with dementia and the best way to communicate with the individuals with dementia.
1). Students will be able to describe what happens to the brain as we age.
2). Students will be able to practice and demonstrate successful communication techniques used with individuals with dementia.
Non-Credit Course Justification:
This course fulfills part of the mission of the Kupuna Education Center and expands our family caregiving series.