Dementia Care Training (DCT 101)

Prince Edward Island
Wed, Aug 11 - Thu, Aug 12

Each 12-hour course (6 hours per day for 2 days) will provide and enhance your knowledge and awareness of dementia, increase your effective communication strategies, and practice hands-on skills which will enable you to provide quality care for persons with dementia.

Dementia Care Training. A comprehensive education program for healthcare professionals to increase best practices in dementia care.

Register here.

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+.

Course Overview

Each 12-hour course will provide and enhance your knowledge and awareness of dementia, increase your effective communication strategies, and 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.

DCT101 Learning Objectives

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

  1. Utilize U-FIRST principles to effectively understand responsive behaviours.
  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.

Please bring the following:

  • Face mask
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Your own food & beverages

Click here to register.