Communication is the basis for every interaction between human beings and involves providing a message and interpreting a message for each person. The brain changes that occur in people with dementia interfere with their expression of verbal messages as the disease progresses, but also with how they interpret and process incoming information. Similarly, the message conveyed is more than just words; it involves non-verbal communication even more than verbal. This course helps you take a second look at how your approach and word choices impact a person with dementia while providing care in-home health and how care partners (family members) can better translate the messages people with dementia are providing
Course created on August 19, 2022
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MN/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OK/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three communication challenges that are associated with the brain changes in various forms of dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify various non-verbal ways people with dementia may communicate to express their physical, psychological, and social needs.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three changes in your verbal and non-verbal approach while working in home health with people with dementia.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Understanding communication process|
|30-45 Minutes||Neuro changes in dementias|
|45-60 Minutes||How neuro changes lead to changes in how people with dementia communicate|
|60-75 Minutes||Assessing via non-verbal communications|
|75-115 Minutes||How to change your communications to be more effective with your patients with dementia|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA
Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, FAPTA, has been a physical therapist for over 30 years and provided geriatric care across the healthcare continuum including acute care, home health, outpatient, and SNF/rehab. She holds Board Certification as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist and has certifications as a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, multiple dementia certifications, and as a Change Management Professional. Dr. Ciolek currently serves as President of APTA Geriatrics President, while previously holding various elected offices and appointments with APTA. She has been recognized as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of APTA, Lucy Blair Service Award, and the Joan M Mills awardee. Currently, Cathy is President of Living Well With Dementia®, LLC, providing education and consultation to promote well-being and create positive expectations for aging adults.
Financial disclosures: Cathy Ciolek regularly presents educational material as part of her business- Living Well With Dementia, LLC for which she receives fees. The presenter received an honorarium for this course.
Non-financial disclosures: Cathy Ciolek is the President of APTA Geriatrics and is not representing the organization for this presentation. She is also on the Technical Advisory Board of Harriet’s Memory Project.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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