Dementia Care Training

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Learn a positive approach to dementia care, create an inclusive and engaging environment for all, experience what it might feel like to have dementia, learn U-FIRST principles, and decrease violence in the workplace with DCT 101 and 102.

Dementia Care Training with a brain made of gears, the Alzheimer Society logo, U-First, LGBTQ+ and Positive Approach to Care

Find upcoming sessions on our EventBrite page. 

What is Dementia Care Training?

The Dementia Care Training program is a comprehensive education program offered by the Alzheimer Society of PEI for healthcare professionals to increase best practices in dementia care. Encompassing: U-First® (includes P.I.E.C.E.S.™); PAC®; LGBTQ2+.
 
The program is composed of two courses:

  1. Dementia Care Training: Essentials & Fundamentals Program
  2. Dementia Care Training: Advanced 

Course Overview

Each 12-hour course will provide and enhance your knowledge and awareness of dementia, increase your effective communication strategies, and allow you to practice hands-on skills which will enable you to provide quality care for persons with dementia.  Learners will receive a workbook, U-FIRST! wheel, e-handouts and access to additional resources on the U-FIRST! website.

DCT 101

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:
1.    Utilize U-FIRST principles to effectively understand responsive behaviors
2.    Understand the basics of Positive Approach to Care: Hand-under-Hand™ techniques
3.    Identify an individual’s progression using Teepa Snow’s GEMS™ Framework.
4.    Increase effective communication strategies for person-centered care
5.    Describe signs, symptoms and biomedical effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
6.    Understand how one experiences dementia via Virtual Dementia Tour.

A certificate will be provided at the end of day two.

Upcoming sessions can be found on our Eventbrite page.

Cost: $300

DCT 102

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:

  1. Apply Positive Approach to Care: Hand under Hand™ techniques to caregiving tasks
  2. Apply U-FIRST principles and PAC skills to client case consultations
  3. Utilize Montessori’s DementiAbility methods
  4. Develop an awareness of LGBTQ guidelines for long-term care
  5. Understand the importance of self-care within the healthcare industry

A certificate will be provided at the end of day two.

 
Upcoming Sessions

Find upcoming sessions and register here.

 

What's the cost?

$300 per course.
All registrations will be completed online via EventBrite. Official receipts will also be sent directly via the EventBrite confirmation email.
 
For more information, please contact us at 902-628-2257 or [email protected].


 
Note: DCT 101 is a pre-requisite for DCT 102

Dementia Resources in PEI

The Alzheimer Society of PEI offers resources for people with dementia, caregivers, family members and healthcare providers. Below is a listing of our most up to date resources.

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