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Reasons for Our Paraverbals
By Dan Lonigro | Posted on 10.29.2010 | with 5 comments
Just when I think I’ve talked about everything there is to know about “how we say what we say,” I come across one more piece. We’re often aware of how our tone, volume, and cadence impacts behavior, but we sometimes miss out on why we use inappropriate paraverbals. Finding out the why of our own st...  Read more »
October Events Leave Kim With a Lot of Hope and a Bit of Concern
By Kim Warchol | Posted on 10.29.2010 | with 0 comments
The month of October has been like a roller-coaster ride of energy and emotion. I have been on the road teaching, learning, and interacting—spreading the word about the importance of and the need for quality dementia care delivered by a skilled interdisciplinary team. Along the way, I have experienced a variety of responses that have...  Read more »
Who's In Control?
By Dan Lonigro | Posted on 10.21.2010 | with 1 comments
I always like to share things in this blog that I see make an impact on participants in training. One of the things that makes an impact is the story I tell when talking about the Directive approach.  Read more »
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)
By Tony Jace | Posted on 10.18.2010 | with 0 comments
The first week in October was Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), an effort established by the US Congress in 1990 to raise mental health awareness though the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The goal of MIAW is to encourage all NAMI organizations and affiliates to work together on mental illness outreach, education, and advoc...  Read more »
Enthusiasm, Camaraderie, and Fun: Ingredients for a Successful Dementia Therapy Intermediate Program
By Kim Warchol | Posted on 10.07.2010 | with 5 comments
Wow. I had a great weekend September 24 and 25. We held our two-day Dementia Therapy Intermediate course in the Boston area. I have to admit, this is my favorite course to teach, and I'm excited that our 2011 teaching plan has my primary teaching focus on this program.  Read more »
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