Building Your Communication Skills To Support Person-Centered Dementia Care Practices
Thursday, November 10, 2022
In this webinar, we will reframe how we look at “challenging behaviors.” Once we start to recognize that the “behaviors” that are challenging to us are communicating unmet human needs, we will realize that people living with dementia are acting the way that we would if we were in their shoes. We will provide three specific, proactive approaches and practices that will redefine how you and your organization think about and approach communication with and for people with dementia.
Cameron Camp, PHD
Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., originally developed the use of the Montessori method as an intervention for use with persons with dementia. He is a noted psychologist specializing in applied research in gerontology, and currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the Center for Applied Research in Dementia. Dr. Camp gives workshops on designing cognitive and behavioral interventions for dementia internationally. These interventions are all designed to reduce challenging behaviors and increase the level of functioning and quality of life of persons with dementia. He has co-authored three college textbooks and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Camp is a Fellow and past-president of Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and a Charter Member of the Association for Psychological Science. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, and the national Alzheimer’s Association. He is recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research.
Kim McRae, FCTA
Kim McRae is a consultant, speaker, educator and a “FCTA” (Family Caregiver Turned Advocate). She is the Co-Founder of Culture Change Network of Georgia. Kim is also an Educator and Mentor for The Eden Alternative®. She comes to person- centered care and culture change through a twelve-year history as a family caregiver and a consumer of aging services and long-term care. Kim is nationally known as a vigilant advocate for people who are living with dementia and family caregivers (“consumers”).
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