Person-Centered Dementia Training and Facility Consulting

Education and proper training are the best ways to help care partners provide better care for a person who is living with dementia.  Appreciation of the challenges that presents with dementia results in a greater understanding which ultimately creates better opportunity for optimal care.

Janet conducts a variety of  training workshops that are customized to meet both the individual and facility  needs.  The workshops are available for any individual or group who is interested in learning more about dementia. The training is available for the family/care partners in the home or other place of choice, at the business/organization or  in the healthcare facility.

The dementia training promotes person-centered care and teaches effective communication skills. It provides information that increases awareness, knowledge and skill development that can be applied with the person who has dementia.

The participants learn through a combination of power point presentations, audio-video presentations, interactive exercises, role playing and group interactions with discussion.

Training Topics

  1.  Learn differences between normal aging versus not normal aging
  2.  Increase awareness, knowledge and skills development that can be applied with the person who has dementia and learn Positive Physical Approach ™ and Hand-under Hand® techniques.
  3.  Learn Teepa Snow’s GEMS® six phases of dementia as the disease process progresses.
  4.  Develop better observational skills in order to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral  challenges  occur.
  5.  Increase understanding of dementia which includes the brain changes, what is lost and what is retained.
  6.  Importance of developing a positive relationship with the person who has dementia in relation to daily tasks and interactions during care giving.

Participants learn and practice care partnering using specific hands-on, multi-modal techniques, skills, and approaches to manage day-to-day care.  The training assists with obtaining successful outcomes for both the care partner and person who is living with dementia when performing specific tasks. These techniques assist with  reducing distress and teaches the care partner  how to respond in an effective way. Furthermore, the techniques encourage participation with the person living with dementia when performing activities of daily living, ultimately improving overall quality of life.

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1.   Call or email for more information 

2.  Call or email to schedule or sponsor a training workshop/seminar.

3.  Request a minimum of 3 people per training.

4.  Corporate Rates  are available

5.  Cost of training sessions:   group or individual rate depending on the type of training requested


                            Continuing Education Credits with Training Workshops

  • CEU’s are pending for Nurses and Social Workers –  additional cost of $15.00.
  • Materials and Certificate of Attendance will be provided for those who wish to apply for CEUs on their own.
  • Licensing requirements for CEU/CEs differ by state. Check with your state licensing board to determine if your state accepts non-registered CEU/CE activities