This training focuses on caregiving strategies, including positive physical approach and supportive communication, common challenges with dementia patients, such as fatigue, agitation, bathing, dressing, and sundowning, and some strategies for addressing them. You will also compare pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, learn about several non-pharmacological options, and get ideas for activities that people living with dementia might enjoy.
To learn more about the work of the Alzheimer’s Association visit: https://www.alz.org/dsw
To learn more of the work of Dementia Capable Southern Arizona visit: dcsa.pcoa.org
In accordance with CDC guidelines, masking at PCOA facilities is recommended and encouraged for staff, volunteers, and members of the public. Masks will be available if needed at our front desks. CDC recommends people at high risk of serious illness from COVID 19 discuss when they should wear masks and other precautions with their healthcare provider. PCOA representatives will gladly put on a mask at your request. For the time being, food will not be permitted to be served indoors at our facilities. Participants at in-person event(s) will be expected to adhere to distancing and safety guidelines as provided. For small or large group settings where 6 feet of physical distance cannot be always maintained, masks will be required. Guidelines for functions held in community sites not operated by PCOA may vary.