Memory Care Training

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, as many as 5.3 million people in the US are living with Alzheimer’s, and a new diagnosis is made every 70 seconds. With the first baby boomers soon entering the pool of those at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), there are many challenges ahead.

As the figures above indicate, there is an increasing need for memory care —specialized care for patients and residents with Alzheimer’s/dementia. However, care providers' lack of information and skills can heighten anxiety and result in a variety of risks and missed opportunities to enhance quality of life for people with dementia.

In addition, well-intentioned regulations aimed at improving care can easily become barriers to resident, family, and staff satisfaction. Organizations committed to overcoming these challenges find that it starts with connecting all dementia and memory care staff through a person-centered philosophy and care approach.

Memory Care Training: Enhance Quality of Life for Patients With Alzheimer's/Dementia
Dementia Capable Care sets a higher standard for memory care. The training presents a paradigm shift in which dementia care staff move from an impairment-based practice to an abilities-based practice. This unique interdisciplinary training empowers individuals and organizations in the health care sector to provide unsurpassed person-centered care.

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“Every individual on this earth deserves to be treated with compassion, understanding, and the right to keep their dignity intact. This can be difficult to honor at times when someone loses control of their behavior, but that’s where Rational Detachment and not taking it personally really kicks in. What has helped me be able to do this well goes back to the first day I was introduced to Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training. I was a participant before becoming a Certified Instructor (and before working for CPI), and over the years I have had so many opportunities to use what I learned way back then. Today, I live the skills automatically. It’s an honor to have been given those skills to live the philosophy of treating others the way I want to be treated.”