WEB051618 - Start with YES! Using Improv to Improve Dementia Communication
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Utilizes the rules of improv to create an accessible and fun framework to create meaningful moments with someone with dementia. This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
2:00 - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Ikea Haralson
(614) 848-5958

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Webinar Registration by May 14, 2018: Members $55; Non-members $85 - 1.5 training contact hours

This webinar is 2 - 3:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

Utilizes the rules of improv to create an accessible and fun framework to create meaningful moments with someone with dementia.  Through interactive improv games and real-life scenarios, the participants are able to build their repertoire of empathy, increase their confidence level and achieve fundamental skills that can be utilized immediately- without the need for advanced clinical training, wordy manuals or extensive chart documents.

Who Should Attend: Service Coordinator (elderly, disabled)


Learning Objectives

1. Introduce simplistic format on proper communication when engaging with a person with dementia

2. Provide education and techniques based on the rules of improv and redirection needed for effective communication

3. Create an easy-to-understand active listening model that can promote meaningful moments between the caregiver/ family members and person with dementia


About the Presenter

Tami Neumann is the Chief Operations Officer at Silver Dawn Training Institute and believes in taking the unconventional steps needed to create a change in culture that the aging community is in desperate need of. Tami is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and completed all coursework in Nursing Home Administration while spending over 20 years in the Aging Industry.  Over the past 4 years she has hosted the Wego Award Nominated podcast, Conversations In Care & compiled a book based on the conversations she has had on her podcast. Currently, she studies improv under the direction of Antoine McKay and recently launched her new podcast Unscripted: Life Improvised.

Cathy Braxton is the Chief Education Officer at Silver Dawn Institute, Cathy believes in creating thought-provoking educational content. Cathy Braxton is a published author and blogger for The Chicago Tribune and was the Co-Ambassador for the Chicago Chapter of Aging 2.0 2015-2017.  Cathy has received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois and has completed all coursework for her M.A. in Health Psychology and Gerontology Studies.  Cathy has been in the industry over 20 years in the aging industry managing memory care units, directing activity programs, providing case management and service coordination, and facilitating support groups.


This webinar meets the following HUD Service Coordinator Training Requirements Area(s):

Statutory Area: Supportive Services for the Aging/Elder Services
Optional Area: Strategies for Dealing with Cognitive Impairments