Led by Shelly Edwards, Tools for Connecting with People Living with Dementia when Behaviors are Challenging is the second webinar in a four-part series organized by the United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministry.Course: In this session we will introduce Teepa Snow’s GEMS dementia classification model to guide communication and effective engagement to better connect with the person living with dementia. Our goal is to help facilitate positive, supportive communication between the care giver and the person being cared for. We will also demonstrate and describe verbal and physical techniques to increase the probability of positive interactions. The overall goal of the session is to reduce or minimize unproductive conversations and resistive behaviors by using effective verbal and physical skills.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church