Enhancing Communication With Persons With Dementia

This educational seminar provides professionals with a deeper understanding of communication changes resulting from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.* After attending this course, social workers and health care professionals with knowledge of dementia will be able to: Explain the meaning of communication and list various types of communication Describe and apply person-centered theories as frameworks for communicating with a person with dementia Apply communication techniques to case examples of individuals in early, middle, and late stages of dementia Develop and analyze communication [...]

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Understanding Dementia for Professionals

This educational seminar provides an opportunity for professionals to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and how to apply this information to their profession. After attending this course, social workers and health care professionals who are new to the field of dementia, will be able to: Explain how dementia manifests and progresses Recognize common symptoms throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s disease Apply strategies to engage a person with dementia Identify CaringKind resources available for individuals and families affected by dementia This course is offered [...]

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For Professionals

If you are a medical professional looking for resources or support, please visit our Healthcare Outreach page here click here. We have a staff member dedicated to informing clinicians and other healthcare professionals about our core support and education services—all free and non-medical— to facilitate referrals of persons with dementia and their caregivers and to supplement a physician care plan. We also have materials to offer you. Training for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Healthcare and Caregiving Professionals Our experienced training staff offers programs to sensitize professionals and par [...]

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Healthcare Outreach

The Medical and Healthcare Professional Outreach Program seeks to build relationships with healthcare professionals, educating them about the disease and facilitating patient and caregiver connections to CaringKind’s free supportive services. The Rapid Referral Program is a free service and an easy way for you to directly link families to a CaringKind Helpline specialist. Download the form here For more information or to schedule an in-service at your office, contact our 24-hour Helpline at (646) 744-2900 or Helpline@caringkindnyc.org. [...]

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Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers

Our nationally-recognized Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers specifically aims to empower direct care workers from a variety of settings to provide the highest quality of care to persons with dementia. The training is currently offered in English, Spanish, and Chinese. This training meets for a full day, once a week for seven weeks, at our main office in midtown Manhattan. Trainees who complete the program receive a certificate of attendance. This program is open to direct care staff who are paid to provide hands-on care to individuals. Topics include: Understanding the diseas [...]

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